The comments made by Rep. Edward Redd and Rep. LaVar Christensen regarding the recently passed changes to Utah's antiquated and irrational adoption laws were absolutely outrageous ("Utah lawmakers make move to stop adoption 'forum shopping,'" Tribune, March 14).
Referring to these fathers who have made extensive efforts to become a parent to their child as "sperm donors" is an attack on all single fathers. After my mother left our family when I was only 5 and made no attempt to gain custody, my father worked tirelessly to raise us the best he could and what a job he did.
Starting from blue-collar roots, my siblings and I all graduated from college two with advanced degrees. My two brothers and I are professionals working in the defense/aerospace industry, and my sister is a successful housewife and school bus driver raising three well-mannered children.