Is it okay for singles to adopt?

What is the Church’s stance on adopting children if you are single and plan to remain single?

So far as I know, the Church doesn’t have a “stance” on the issue. As a matter of prudence though, we could say that adoption by a single parent likely is better for a child than no family at all, but the best interests of the child would be adoption by a traditional married couple. If a single person wants children, he or she should reconsider the possibility of a vocation to marriage.

In other words, what should take precedence are the best interests of children and not the desires of single adults.

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