Letter: Gay parents

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Valerie Riches of Family and Youth Concern ("Gay couple to be fathers of test-tube twins", 2 September) says that it seems that the needs of the child are secondary to the needs of the adult.

I have yet to come across any would-be parents of any description who considered "producing" a child for the sake of that child; all such decisions are made by the adult and for the adult considering procreation.

I suspect that the offspring of Messrs Drewitt and Barlow will have every chance of a happy and secure childhood. The only cloud on the horizon is the inability of many people to break free from bigotry.

MICHAEL WRIST

Ely, Cambridgeshire

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