If anyone has ever forwarded homophobic rationalizations for disallowing same-sex couples to adopt, chances are they're based on the work of George Rekers. Same for reparative therapy, a.k.a. holding therapy for the queers.
TANF is the United States of America's federal assistance program, formerly known as “welfare”. It began on July 1, 1997, and succeeded the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, providing cash assistance to indigent American families with dependent children through the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
The purposes of the TANF program as described in section 401 of the Social Security Act are as follows: