Below is a link to a blog post from a lady who has just visited Australia.
You may not agree with her but she makes some interesting observations from her own life and that of others about children growing up in families and traditional marriage.
There is in my opinion a need for children to have a mum and a dad. I am aware no matter what our circumstances in life in our formative years that a real faith in Jesus Christ can enable us to rise above any problems encountered in our upbringing.
ps. I like vegemite.