I totally agree with the article below, in these modern times the role of parenting is changing dramatically. It matters less and less these days if you are the biological parent of the the child. I personally know a lot of people who are not biological parents to the kids they raise and in some cases they did a better job than the biological parent would.
Read on below:
The definition of parenthood is changing. A New York court today expanded the definition of a parent (within the constraints of parental rights) to include non-biological, non-adoptive parents who have been involved in the raising of a child.
That definition means that a mother who never formally adopted the child of her husband, for instance, would have grounds to request visitation or custody from the state. Or, that a father who is later found not to be the biological father of a child won’t have excessively complicated battles in court over the fate of his relationship with his child. That’s a big deal in the increasingly non-nuclear definition of the American family unit.
It also means that, as courts further understand the complex relationships of individuals within a “family,” they’re becoming less dependent on biological factors in order to define who deserves to take care of children.
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