“…All of this is beside the point, really, when it comes down to the question of what makes a dad. Because it isn’t genetics. Sorry. My husband is a fantastic biological father. So too was my own father.
But I’ve bristled at the term “adoptive” parent for years because of its insinuation that non-related parents are any less parents. His public persona aside, Michael Jackson has been raising these kids their entire lives – as much as twelve years (in Katherine’s case) of parenting….
…Or is there a deeper problem here? A lack of a simple respect for the ties in non-biological families?…”
full article can be found here.
Obviously the comments over the last week about someone not being a “real dad” due to a lack of biological connection to a child strikes a serious nerve in me. There is nothing that disgusts me more than when I hear people say that parents aren’t “real” because they don’t share a genetic link with their children. pfff…PLEASE. Give me a break. So glad I came across this article. Finally, a voice of reason.