Gay male couples face increased pressure to fill cribs. So says the New York Times.
From the article:
But support for same-sex parents is growing steadily among Americans. A Pew Research Center survey conducted in July and released last week found for the first time that a majority of people surveyed — 52 percent — said that gay men and lesbians should be allowed to adopt children, up from 46 percent in 2008 and 38 percent in 1999.Talk about a massive change in a short amount of time. More right-wing heads must be exploding. However, not every gay couple can adopt or has legal protection if they had children from a previous relationship.
LGBT adoption from wiki with a map and graph of legal status by states.
Television has played a role in 'mainstreaming' LGTB families:
Popular culture is helping rewrite that script. Gay men who have children, or are considering having children, are becoming increasingly visible on network television. In “Modern Family,” the nation’s most popular television show, the couple Mitchell and Cameron considered adopting a second child this past season. In “Scandal,” a new ABC series, a middle-aged White House staff member groused about his partner’s desire to adopt a baby from Ethiopia. And this fall, a new NBC sitcom called “The New Normal” will feature a gay couple and their surrogate.Personally, at 40 I am well past the point where I want kids. Babysitting is fine for a small period of time, but that is it. My partner agrees. However, I have family members who keep asking when we are going to adopt a child. So I can relate to the pressure at some level. Do I think I'd make a good parent, actually I do. But I have no desire to be a parent and that is something that I think I'd need to make the commitment to a child.
It is very encouraging to see the vast change in society when it comes to LGTB families. Progress is being made everyday. I will be honest when I say I never thought I'd see this day.