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Being single adoptive father and living in three countries (chronologically, Moldova, Russia, and Italy) I very often listen to such comments. About full adoptive family: “Well done! They’re very brave!” Single adoptive mother: “Oh, well… maybe she was very lonely. Good luck, anyway”. Single adoptive father: “WHY? He definitely into black market organ trade, or pervert, or some other sort of mad psychopath”.

Until 2015 I was thinking, that it is just some sort of anachronistic feelings in purely conservative ex-Soviet states (both Moldova and Russia were Soviet), but after moving with my children to developed nation, Italy, I found that situation is... well... better, but not much. Why?

P.S. Please, sorry for my English. It's not my native language.

  • Hi, Max, and welcome. Although you are a parent, this question is not about parenting, and so is off topic. Also, the answers are likely to be primarily opinion based, which is not helpful in the Stack Exchange model. I hope you can find a truly supportive environment (maybe there is a support group for single dads near you?). – anongoodnurse Oct 15 '16 at 14:07
  • @Max I suggest reposting the question in the form of, "What can I do about social prejudice against adoptive single fathers?" as that ought to meet the question guidelines, especially if you provide examples of how this impacts your parenting. – Warren Dew Oct 16 '16 at 22:35