Our belief is that children are better off in stable environments. Being in a single-parent family does not automatically make the environment unstable. However, single-parent families are vulnerable to situations that can create instability in the lives of their children.
Statistics show that children are better off in various measured markers in two-parent homes. Statistics also show that children fare no better in measured markers when living in a family with a parent and step-parent and that the rate of divorce increases with each subsequent marriage. When combining these statistical facts we can see that remarriage or cohabiting living conditions provide a high risk of instability for the children.
We believe the children of single parents are better off when their family has access to support systems which enable the single parent to provide a stable environment without the financial pressure or isolation that can lead to the premature development of new romantic relationships.