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Old 09-23-04, 12:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think it's so much disappearing (I seem to have one, scratch the fence and with a kitty instead of a dog) as it is that alternate family situations (mixed families [families with step-parents and/or step-kids], single parents, gay couples as parents, etc) are becoming much more common and socially accepted, which they certainly wouldn't have been only 30, 20, or maybe even 10 years ago.
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