Single Men Adopting Fatherless Boys

In the 1980s a number of television sitcoms included stories (usually single episodes) in which single men would meet a fatherless boy, get to know him, and decide to adopt, be a "Big Brother", or otherwise care for him.

This was remarkable in a time in society when single-parent adoptions were rare, and men, especially, were considered less-than-ideal (to say the least) as single parents anyway. It seems unlikely that such a story line would be included in sitcoms of the second decade of the XXIst century.

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