I am a male aged 43. My wife and I want to adopt a child (After trying for many years). I quit my job a couple of years ago to focus on the home, my health and having a family. My wife is a very successful Director of an automotive company. The very first question I was asked by the social worker was “Why don’t I work” I replied “If I was a female would you ask the same question or accept the fact she was a housewife?)…. SHe didnt answer and put ‘UNEMPLOYHED’ on her form….. GRRRRRR!!!