The Maddox Factor
If I ran the adoption service for some third-world country, I’d allow gay people to adopt, but ban couples from giving the kids yuppie-ass first names (or, more often, last names masquerading as first names). Nothing like being taken from a life of misery and hunger, flown across an ocean, and then getting named “Hunter” or “Garret.” Talk about bittersweet.
|Julian||You mean we have to be married to adopt a chinese kid?|
|Guy on Phone||Well, they do allow singles to adopt in some cases, but you have to prove you’re straight. They don’t allow gay adoption at all. Most countries don’t.|
|Guy on Phone||Listen, I know it’s not fashionable, but have you considered adopting an American child? Some states explicitly allow gay adoption, and it’s even possible in Texas if you get the right judge. We do have over 100,000 children in foster care, waiting for homes...|
|Julian||Do I still get to give him a really stupid name?|
|Guy on Phone||Of course! In fact, it’s pretty much expected these days.|