Instead of “Tea Parties” citizens of Florida worried about the state budget should perhaps be holding pro-gay adoption rallies. According to a new report out from The Williams Institute, at the UCLA School of Law, Florida’s gay adoption ban is costing the state at least $3.4 million a year.
The number is based on estimating the savings to the state when children in the state’s care (foster children) are adopted, versus remaining in foster care and having new families recruited for them, because their gay foster parents are ineligible to adopt them under the current state law.
Maybe this new evidence will work where children’s best interest has failed so far. Hard, cold financial gain might move the stone-hearted in a way the health and well being of some of the state’s least “adoptable” children has not.
For more details and a link to the actual report, check out Proud Parenting.
image: Steve Lofton, Roger Croteau and their five foster children, via poz.com