Single males who want to adopt a child can expect to be met with a lot of suspicious looks from case workers both domestically and internationally. Single males who want to adopt a female child will be under even more of a close watch. Even with the changing laws concerning gay adoption in many states, it can be years and years before a single male gets his foot in the door for an adoption opportunity. It's not that single males are necessarily bad, but men are traditionally thought to be less nurturing than a woman and more physically driven when it comes to punishment and expression. While these are obviously gross generalizations of the male psyche, single male adoption is what it is.
A single man's best shot at adopting will be of a young male who is thought to be in need of a strong male role model in his life. A man can find such children by seeking out the help of social workers. A man who has his heart set on adopting a daughter may increase his chances of adopting by passing his home study before he registers with agencies.
Note: In China, a single male has to be at least 40 years a girl's senior before he is eligible to adopt her. If a man is openly gay and expresses this to his agency, this may increase his chances of adopting in certain states. States like Florida, however, ban any gay adoption.
the child's best interests require the adoption by the single 20 person. 21 5. the adoption is the result of a direct placement adoption. 22 c. in each adoption proceeding the court shall make specific written 23 ...