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Couple who are just friends allowed to adopt, judge says in landmark ruling
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 3 2014 | DAREH GREGORIAN

Posted on 01/04/2014 8:52:10 PM PST by MeshugeMikey

n a first of its kind ruling in New York, a Manhattan judge has given a couple who're just friends the green light to become legal co-parents to an adopted girl. The pals identified, only as LEL and KAL, met in 2000 and have been close friends since, according to court papers.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
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isnt THIS special

what a stable, secure nest to bring a child into.

1 posted on 01/04/2014 8:52:10 PM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

The destruction of the family is complete. The word no longer has any meaning.


2 posted on 01/04/2014 8:54:21 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: MeshugeMikey

It’s as if these crazy “judges” are having a contest to see who can come up with the goofiest ruling. These “judges” have to be laughing at us when they are back in their chambers.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 8:56:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Well, Sweden is letting convicted pedophiles adopt children thanks to a court ruling, so its no surprise liberals in black are moving in that direction here.


4 posted on 01/04/2014 9:00:17 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: FlingWingFlyer




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5 posted on 01/04/2014 9:03:08 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
G, “a good-natured toddler and quick to laugh,” transitions “easily and smoothly between her two homes” and has “good relationships with LEL's domestic partner and KAL's housemate,” the ruling says.

Gee kind of vague.

6 posted on 01/04/2014 9:03:57 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Viennacon

that one...i missed...

time appears to be drawing nigh...


7 posted on 01/04/2014 9:03:59 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Hey, how about all us FRiends on this thread adopt a kid and shuffle him/her between our households! Wouldn’t that be just sooo speeecial?!? FRiends would certainly fit that judge’s definition. Stop the world, I want off.


8 posted on 01/04/2014 9:04:08 PM PST by bgill
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To: ClearCase_guy

Its meaning hasnt changed one iota among the LIVING,,,


9 posted on 01/04/2014 9:04:50 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Geeez. Another clueless, foreign loon.


10 posted on 01/04/2014 9:05:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

11 posted on 01/04/2014 9:05:59 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: bgill

imagine the wonderful diversity the child would benefit from?

THOUSANDS of parents..thousands of homes....millions of siblings..aunts uncles and the like.

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF ADOPTION AWAITS !!


12 posted on 01/04/2014 9:06:21 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

So a guy with neither biological nor emotional attachment to the child is on the hook for it financially.
He should have read up on father’s rights.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 9:06:23 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Rodamala

I dont think the Church Lady would be standing...after hearing this one.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 9:07:02 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: tbw2

is it a heterosexual pair..of just friends? I didnt read that far I guess,


15 posted on 01/04/2014 9:08:23 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: Ezekiel
here it says that,,,,G. calls KAL ‘Mommy’ and LEL ‘Daddy,’” and “although they live in separate households,” they “have created a nurturing family environment for G., including a well-thought-out, discussed and fluid method of sharing parenting responsibilities between their homes.”

and here:

" “good relationships with LEL's domestic partner and KAL's housemate,” "

apparantly they both have OTHER friends.....as well

and then theres the mailman,,,and the meter readers..
16 posted on 01/04/2014 9:13:16 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It takes a village...


17 posted on 01/04/2014 9:15:48 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It’s sick and there will be hell to pay someday.


18 posted on 01/04/2014 9:18:01 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: MeshugeMikey

Article states KAL wanted a baby, and LEL offered to be her sperm donor.

She couldn’t get pregnant, so they “decided to adopt a child together”.


19 posted on 01/04/2014 9:18:34 PM PST by LucyT ( If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: Mortrey

a global village evidently...


20 posted on 01/04/2014 9:19:41 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: cloudmountain

Indeed INDEED and may that day come soon!


21 posted on 01/04/2014 9:20:34 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: LucyT

I guess I was still in shock while reading...and just missed that entirely


22 posted on 01/04/2014 9:21:53 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Our culture is circling the drain and we are starting to hear the flush very loudly


23 posted on 01/04/2014 9:22:48 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Too many alphabet soup noodles in this article. There’s got to be a LGBTQFUBAR angle to this.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 9:23:02 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Indeed. Or rather, “the government is now your family” per the Communist Goals of 1963.


25 posted on 01/04/2014 9:23:03 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: MeshugeMikey

In Obama world they will all smoke pot and be gay.


26 posted on 01/04/2014 9:25:52 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: MeshugeMikey
and who gets custody when these things go their separate ways? who pays support?? or does the child simply get returned to the state???
27 posted on 01/04/2014 9:26:51 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The people get the government they deserve.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 9:27:43 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Indeed. It reminds me of when ancient Israel wanted a king and they got Saul. We know how well that turned out.


29 posted on 01/04/2014 9:32:27 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: MeshugeMikey

What’s so bad about this arrangement? Countless couples “live together” and bring up perectly normal kids, just as lots of traditionaly married couples create pure hell for children.

If the “friends” are committed to doing the best job of raising the child, I see no harm. We’d be better off if every adoption could say as much.


30 posted on 01/04/2014 9:36:02 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I was orphaned just before I turned ten, and became a ward of the state until I reached adulthood (even during my early Naval career).

I would have given almost anything to be adopted. If it was into a traditional family, wonderful. But I would not have objected to being adopted by a single person. Or a couple of friends.

I had a loving pair of parents until I was nine. That was as stable as could be. Until one day it wasn’t. Nothing is guaranteed.

You have to think about the problems of the situation they are in, compared to what they could have - not just think of some ideal that is, in practice, unobtainable - if it wasn’t, there wouldn’t be kids looking for homes.

I was lucky - my situation wasn’t too bad, and eventually was pretty good. But even so... I would have loved a family. A real one. Imperfect - all families are imperfect in some way or another.


31 posted on 01/04/2014 9:40:33 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“is it a heterosexual pair..of just friends? I didnt read that far I guess,”

From what I gather it is a man and woman who are friends.

And, I don’t have a problem with this... The child would be well served to have parents who are “friends”.

It seems to me that the “friends” part is what is missing in most relationships.

The kid doesn’t and shouldn’t have any knowledge of the two parents bonking each other. If he/she has a mom and a dad that both love it and get along, I would think this woud be ideal for the child.


32 posted on 01/04/2014 9:49:22 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: MeshugeMikey

If hey were adopting a dog, this would be OK. But a child...?


33 posted on 01/04/2014 9:59:19 PM PST by Gritty (Liberals think living your life free of welfare, EBT, and government nannies is "cheating"-J Hawkins)
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To: MeshugeMikey

When will a judge decree that penpals can adopt too?


34 posted on 01/05/2014 1:27:08 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: MeshugeMikey
who're

???

-PJ

35 posted on 01/05/2014 1:56:32 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: LucyT

Article states KAL wanted a baby, and LEL offered to be her sperm donor.

She couldn’t get pregnant, so they “decided to adopt a child together”.

###########

That means one couple are fags and the other are lesbians.


36 posted on 01/05/2014 3:00:00 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Soon, “couples” like this will be married. After all, if it isn’t about family or child-rearing, and if homosexuals can marry, why not allow two people who have brotherly/sisterly/??? love for each other to marry? Who said romantic love has to be involved?

Next up, animal marriages, pencil and pen set marriages (Don’t they look great together!), peanut butter and jelly marriages (I don’t know what TOOK them so long!).

Then, at last, the homosexual lobby’s job will be done. Marriage will mean nothing.


37 posted on 01/05/2014 3:15:14 AM PST by NCLaw441
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To: naturalman1975

Yeah, my mum used to be a social worker who worked in a children’s care home in the ‘70s, based on the stories I’ve heard about vulnerable children having to share living space with often profoundly disturbed kids who liked to ape the behaviour of their own parents, not to mention growing up being brought up largely by staff who by definition do not have time to give any individual child the care and attention they need to grow up well-adjusted, I’d say that pretty much any parent that isn’t violent or a paedophile is better than growing up in an institution.


38 posted on 01/05/2014 3:47:39 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: MeshugeMikey

Better people that hang out together platonically than people who build a relationship around sticking things where they don’t belong. Better to have the State out of the family business all together than to have the State sodomizing the family.


39 posted on 01/05/2014 3:50:06 AM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

“I’d say that pretty much any parent that isn’t violent or a paedophile is better than growing up in an institution.”

I thought many of those institutions were replaced by the foster system, which has its share of abuses. People would collect money for housing kids, and in some cases spend it on themselves instead.


40 posted on 01/05/2014 4:43:31 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The homo marriage thing was always about adoption and the normalization of sodomy in schools, by law.


41 posted on 01/05/2014 4:49:25 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: bigbob

I had to go through 30 negative comments before reading your rational and reasonable one. Many wackos reside here.
Kind of a non-Muslim Sharia law site.


42 posted on 01/05/2014 4:51:23 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: kearnyirish2

A new qualification to be a “judge” is that you must be insane.


43 posted on 01/05/2014 4:53:08 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Oddly enough, this ruling weakens the moral victory of homosexuals who won the right to adopt; instead of putting them on the same level as married couples, they are now reduced to “couples who are just friends” (with sick personal habits).


44 posted on 01/05/2014 5:01:07 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

and acceptance and endorsement of the abominable


45 posted on 01/05/2014 6:25:30 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: NCLaw441

Peanut Butter and Jelly RIghts Now!!

END Pencil and Pen Set Phobia!


46 posted on 01/05/2014 6:27:26 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: RightGeek

or Fazedbook Freinds!?


47 posted on 01/05/2014 6:28:04 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: Chode

detail details details..shrug

details dont belong in Fairy Tales...

its the FEELING that counts ya know


48 posted on 01/05/2014 6:43:09 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
100%
49 posted on 01/05/2014 6:56:13 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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