"It's way past time to allow the thousands of children in foster care the opportunity to live in safe and nurturing families who are eager to adopt them. There are strict guidelines to ensure that the placement of these children will be regulated and that the parents will provide the protective guidance and structure that the children need. My home state of Florida had discriminatory laws in place that were preventing caring parents from adoption. This Federal bill is a step in the right direction so that the proper match between responsible parent and needy child can take place regardless of the parent's sexual orientation."She the first Republican supporter same-sex couples becoming adoptive or foster parents.