I have also thought about adopting a child. I am a widow and no one is interested in having a relationship with me. However, I was told by a Catholic Adoption Agency that, while they would certainly welcome my application, they would give top priority to two parent families.
I understand that, and I appreciate it. I think, like the example of #2, that if a child needs a parent one parent is better than none…but the ideal situation is a two parent family.