While Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum figures out whether he wants ignore the Department of Children and Families’ decision not to appeal the court ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban, one lesbian couple is bravely following gay plaintiff Martin Gill’s footsteps and filing adoption papers. Let’s see how this one plays out!
Jennifer Haseman and Hillary Jovi, who’ve been together 12 years, called Orlando’s Family Services department to begin their adoption journey — all without knowing DCF decided on Tuesday to let couples like them open their homes to children.
The couple, formerly from New York, had considered moving back there just for the opportunity to adopt a child. Both women have battled infertility. [...] Jovi, an event planner and Haseman, a restaurant manager, said Monday they plan to attend an orientation class as the first step to become approved for adoption. Haseman said, “I think it’s going to be a really, really, great thing to just be able to help a child that needs a place, a home and needs love.”
And finally, if McCollum shuts his face, Florida will become the last state in the union to realize a loving couple like this one is exactly the place for a kid to thrive.