In “Stone Soup” Barbara Kingsolver gives her opinion against people who only see "standard" families as the correct ones. For Kingsolver, there is an excessive criticism for divorce. She is against the belif that divorce is destroying the concept of the "ideal family". The same happens with single parents, homosexual couples and other practices. She says that all these families should be considered as equals in society.
“Stone Soup” is a personal critique of Barbara Kingsolver for society and its vision on the conformation of "standard" families. For Kingsolver, there has always been an excessive criticism for divorce, for single parents, homosexual couples and other practices that have been, historically, considered against the values for the construction of an "ideal family". Kingsolver believes that all these families should be considered as equals in society and that is the concept that she tries to propose us to analyze internally as readers and citizens.