Like a lot of lesbian couples, Sara Wheeler and her partner, Missy, decided to start a family together and share the Wheeler as their last name. Sara gave birth to a son through artificial insemination and two years later, they both decided that Missy should adopt the child and legally become his second parent.
Their relationship ended and as is in a lot of break ups where a child is involved, Missy sought joint custody through the courts.
Sounds okay so far. But here’s where it gets weird.
Sara is now asking the court to overturn the adoption because she says the state should never have allowed it in the first place because Missy is gay.
Is it me? It sounds like she looking for an easy way to get Missy out of their sons life and she’s using this as an excuse.
“I’m not doing anything else a mother wouldn’t do to fight for her son,” she said. “Some people may think it’s the unthinkable, but if they were put in my shoes, they’d do the same thing.”
I wouldn’t be so sure of that. Missy is just as much his mother, gay or straight, adopted or biological, as Sara is.
Before I’m anything — gay or lesbian — I’m a mother,” she says. “And the most important thing is to make sure my son has a relationship with his biological mother.”
Go ahead and have a relationship with your son. Nobody is stopping you. It seems that all Missy wants also. To have a relationship with her son.Gay Adoption