Family / Family-building

A couple of weeks ago, I got an interesting note from a Belgian blogger with a facinating statistic: More than 50% of the adoptions in Flanders (part of Belgium) were by same-sex couples!

They theorize that this number will drop off once couples with older children “catch up” on legalizing and protecting existing families, as same-sex second parent adoption has not been legal for long, but still, what an amazing number.

Elsewhere in her blog, she notes a few other reasons why one might prefer to live in Belgium than in the US.

Without denigrating the many fine reasons she has for being a Belgian patriot, she left off two of the big reasons I keep trying to convince Jill that we need to visit: Chocolate and Beer.


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