Despite cultural trends toward adoption by gay men, men who have never been married are far less likely to have adopted a child than are currently or formerly married men.
And here's another interesting statistic: Men who adopt are more likely to have fathered a child than men who do not adopt. For the other sex, it's the other way around: Women who have never had a child are more likely to adopt than are those who have given birth. (full article)
Friday, August 8, 2008
men adopt twice as often as women
But among men who adopt, they generally do so through adopting the children of a second spouse, or in same-sex relationships. Women in same-sex relationships are capable of having their own children.