Kevin Gerdes, of the YouTube channel "Kevin Adopts," talks with fellow gay foster dad Arin Lopez about his experience as a queer dad navigating and parenting through the foster care system.
Why Can't I Foster as a Gay Man?
As a young child, Arin felt that the only way to become a father was through heterosexual marriage and that there were no options for same-sex couples. It wasn't until he was older and ready to become a dad that he considered fostering. "Why can't I foster?" Arin asked, describing the realization to Kevin.
The idea of giving a child who seeks stability, attention, and care was enough for Arin to start the process. He loved the idea of providing a safe and loving environment for those who needed it most.
In this interview, Arin dives into the plethora of reasons why parenting through foster care was right for him and his experience navigating the system as a gay man. Watch the full video above.
GWK has partnered with Kevin on this new series — discussing all things related to gay dads navigating foster care — so stay tuned for more! And check out our feature on Kevin and his own foster care journey here.