By Jonathon Van Maren
In just a few short years, gender ideology has gone from the fringe to the mainstream, with all its major tenets now enforced by the Canadian federal government. If parents disagree with a child pursuing sex change surgeries or hormone therapy, the courts intervene to sideline the parent—and have even required a father to refer to his daughter as his son. Government schools teach gender ideology from the earliest ages, and school staff frequently help children pursue the path to transition without parental knowledge. Those who disagree with this path are labeled “unsafe”—even to their own children.
Now it turns out that having doubts about trans “treatments” can also impact your ability to open your home to an adopted child. A father recently reached out to me to share his family’s story. After expressing their concerns about aspects of gender ideology during a home study interview, they were told that they had been rejected as prospective adoptive parents even after being assured previously that their home study had raise no read flags. The letter (which they received this month) stated in part:
Please accept this letter as written notification that your home study is unable to be approved at this time. Further to our recent conversation about this decision, I am confirming that during the home study process, the agency was able to see many strengths in you both individually and as a couple.
Your views regarding gender identity were also made clear. Unfortunately, your views are not in alignment with the values and purposes that are integral to the SAFE home study, this Agency and to the Child Welfare mandate of Ontario
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