Bo and Jamie Nabozny decided that, after several years of marriage, they were ready to grow their family. Now, they have four sons – including three who are biological brothers. They also live with Jamie’s mother and father – a happy household of eight in Minnesota. The dads often share their story and talk about their positive experiences with fostering and adoption – and now they’re speaking out against a troubling trend of state legislatures seeking to codify discrimination against same-sex parents and LGBTQ youth.
“There’s so many kids out there that need homes, and there are so many loving LGBT families who want to adopt, and it may not be, explicitly, against the law, but it’s made very difficult for them, or agencies don’t want to work with them. Now, states are passing laws that say agencies don’t have to work with our families,” the couple explained. “Our families aren’t less than, our families aren’t second best, and we need to be willing to stand up for that, and make sure that in every possible situation, we are treated the same as everybody else, and that our kids are treated the same.”