I am writing to defend a friend of mine, State Rep, Mike Harmon. I have known Mr. Harmon for over 20 years. Mr. Tim Culhan's letter Thursday criticizes him for sponsoring a bill barring adoption by homosexuals and transgenders.
I was adopted. I was given up at birth by my natural "parents." I thank God that I was adopted by Christian parents. We didn't have a perfect home, but it was as good as anyone can ask for.
I am thankful that in the mid '60s there were laws restricting adoption to qualified parents. I would rather not have been adopted than to be adopted by one of the people Mr. Culhan wants to see adopt children. What he claims is a good home is based on material things - money, toys, other things that are nice to have. But these things do not make a home. My parents did not have the money Rosie O'Donnell has. But I would not trade what I had for what her and the other "mommy" can give their child.