11/15/2012 03:17 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

The 10 Best Things We Learned From A Gay Foster Parent's Reddit AMA

As families shift away from the traditional nuclear archetype toward other models -- once thought to be unconventional, but which are now slowly becoming the norm -- the rise of gay foster parents should come as no surprise.

President Barack Obama has been an outspoken proponent of gay and lesbians adopting children, but recently the Obama administration also called for same-sex parents to take in foster children. One such parent in New York City took to Reddit this week in an AMA -- Ask Me Anything chat -- to provide some insight into the process and her experience.

Check out the gallery below to read the 10 most interesting things we learned from a gay foster parent's Reddit AMA, or click over to Reddit the read the full thread.

Gay Foster Parent's Reddit AMA

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