From 2003 through 2005, a third of foster-parent molestations of
foster-children were homosexual. That’s the official tally from two
states -- Illinois and Minnesota -- that permit homosexual
foster-parents. For the approximately 30,000 children/year in
foster- care at some point in the two states:
- 12 foster mothers sexually abused their charges: 9 (75%)
assaulted foster-daughters, 3 (25%) raped foster-sons.
- 28 foster-fathers sexually abused their charges: 23 (82%)
assaulted foster-daughters, 5 (18%) raped foster-sons.
Overall, 26 (65%) of foster-parent perpetrators engaged in
heterosexuality and 14 (35%) in homosexuality with their charges.
Most molestation by foster-mothers was homosexual; most by foster-
Virtually all studies indicate that homosexuals comprise between
2% to 4% of adults. Thus the figures above indicate a
disproportionate amount of homosexual molestation.
Dr. Paul Cameron, Chairman of the Family Research Institute, a
Colorado Springs think-tank, co-authored the study. Dr. Cameron
noted: “These 40 foster- parent molesters, given the limited
official information about molestations of foster children,
comprise one of the largest samples in the literature on this
issue. And the evidence keeps on accumulating, indicating that
those who engage in homosexuality are much more apt to sexually
abuse their foster-children. Children are our most important
possession, they must be protected form predators. One way to do
that is to bar homosexuals from fostering or adopting children.”
The study from data provided by the IL Dept Children & Family
Services and MN Dept of Human Services appears in a rebuttal to
gay marriage in the August, 2006 issue of Pediatrics on-line
About half a million children experience foster care per year, so
this is about a 6% sample.