cont. Although my daughter's father and I did not stay together, we DID both remain committed to raising our daughter. That child is now a college student and an amazing, intelligent, kind and compassionate young woman. My younger daughter is my biological niece, who was adopted by me and my same-sex partner of almost 8 years. We have raised her from birth. My sister (the biological mother) is a long-term drug addict who has given birth to 5 children that were all taken from her. My precious adopted daughter was conceived in a transaction of sex for drugs. Her biological father refused to acknowledge her as his child, even after DNA results confirmed paternity.