As a person who was adopted, I read with rapt interest "Utah adoption law: model for nation or unjust burden?" (Tribune Dec. 26)
Marriage is a covenant between four entities: the man, the woman, the culture in which they live, and children, who have a vested interest in strong marriages with parents of both genders. If a man is not married to the biological mother of his child and is not on hand at the birth to lay claim to the child the very day, the very hour of the birth, he should not wear the title "father."
The Utah Legislature needs to address three other serious issues in Utah adoption laws: