About adoption Adoptive Families LGBTQ+ Families Hub EJ's Story Name: EJ AUK Job Title: Director, N.Ireland I’ve been a parent since: 2000 and we adopted 10 years ago What’s the biggest myth about LGBT+ parenting? Children of gay parents will get picked on. 'Difference' is always targeted by peers at different stages in a childs life, however, direct teasing or bullying has never been experienced by our children from other children because of their parents. Other children usually have a fleeting interest in any diversity in other families & are often more open-minded than their parents. What’s the one thing you want your children to know?They were wanted so much, every hurdle & barrier was easily overcome to have them in our lives. Being part of their development as young people has been the greatest achievement & experience of my life.