Problem with adopting the child of a single mother
A man who decides to date a single mother will also spend time with her child. This is going to be a problem at some point because he is not the father of the child.
I have noticed that some women wanted the man to help the mother to pay for the expenses related to the child or the children. Those mothers also wanted the father to literally be a new father.
Case study: Man adopts woman’s child
Let me give you an example. I know a French man who went to Africa and married a single mother who already had one child. This man has decided to adopt the child. Later on, he divorced and he had to pay for childcare support since he adopted the child. However, the child who was a teen at that time stopped seeing him and wanted to be with the mother all the time. During the divorce, this teen filmed with her smartphone all the belongings of his former stepfather to evaluate his wealth. After the divorce, the child chose the camp of the mother. The man has to pay for the alimony of the mother and the childcare support for the next 4-5 years.