Same-sex couple respond to online hate after magazine profile

- The story of a gay couple and their daughter, who were recently featured in a magazine article for their work with adopted children, faced backlash from conservative groups who criticized the article’s focus on a same-sex couple.

"American Girl" magazine published the article about Rob and Reece Scheer, and their adopted daughter Amaya.

The family, including their adopted daughter, helps supply new backpacks, stuffed animals, and activities to foster kids in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

"So last week I received an e-mail saying have you seen this yet - and I click on the link - and I was shocked," Rob told FOX 5 Monday morning. He said he was most shocked because much of the backlash was directed from mothers.

On group in particular, 'One Million Moms,' was very vocal in their criticism of the Scheer family.

The group said that the article should have focused 'on the child and not about the parents since it is a magazine for children.' They also said the magazine should have chosen another family to write about.

"This is our family and it works for us,” Rob said. "We have four amazing kids that we adopted out of foster care. These are four kids that have fulfilled our life more than we ever thought."

"The 'Million Moms,' I say to them - go to your local foster care agency. Those kids really could use your help and not worry about the Sheer family," he continued.

Reece said they have spoken to their children about the criticism directed toward them. "I would say this is none of your business," added Amaya.


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