homosexuals people should not adopt a child because if they do they might rape them and even bring them up to be homosexual just like them it also says in the bible man shall not sleep with man and woman shall not sleep with woman
All have stated there is no empirical evidence to prove gay parents are any less fit than straight parents to adopt.
In fact, there have been studies that have shown that children parented by lesbians are more likely to excel in school, and even more so in art and music.
Research shows that children can be successfully raised by same-sex couple with no adverse effects that would not have been present if raised by parents of the opposite sex. Tradition is not sufficient evidence for discrimination. In these modern times we should be supporting all families and people with love and kindness, no matter what their sexual orientation.
As all human beings, they have the right to have a family. Therefore the fact that they are homosexual shouldn't be an opponent to their life. In addition, it is difficult for them already to find someone who can help in the production of having a baby for them so adopting is the best choice they have.
There is no specific reason that shouldn't allow homosexual people, specifically, to start and raise a family. Raising children and starting a family is something that most people look forward to in life. Who has the right to take that privilege away from someone? That's not okay. If you take away the right to raise children from an entire group of people and name all of them incapable, that is prejudice, discriminating, and has no place in our democratic society. Also, I hear the argument, "If gay parents raise kids, won't their kids also end up gay?" What. The. ?? That argument makes no sense. With that logic, all straight parents raised straight kids, and if that were true, no body would even be discussing this right now.
A homosexual couple is capable of offering a child everything a heterosexual couple is bar breast feeding, and a great many of the latter use bottles. All prejudice in modern times is credited to two things; ignorance and religion, and in my view the latter is the same as the former.
You can't decide whether someone can raise a child. The child would probably be better off with a gay couple rather than nothing. Perhaps a gay couple will raise an adopted child better than a heterosexual couple. It is not up to us to decide, I believe that maybe the children should be asked, obviously they can't have the deciding say. The government will have to be the ones to actually allow it, but it's only fair the child be asked.
What study shows that kids raised in homosexual households are more likely to be homosexual? If there even is a legitimate, scientific study that states that, then I think it's because homosexual households tend to give the children an open mind about who they are. Gays do not push their views on their children. If you are raised in a heterosexual household, then those kids are more likely to fear being open about their homosexuality (If they are it). It has absolutely nothing to do with how you are raised that makes you either homosexual or heterosexual. It doesn't matter who your parents are. And so saying that a gay/lesbian couples shouldn't be allowed to raise a kid is ignorant and petty. They are people just like you. They deserve children if they want children.
Why not. They should be open to love children when they cannot have their own. Millions of children need love and they don't care if their love is different. Why should we let those children that are left on the streets be on the streets when a warm and open home are open to them. I don't understand.
it does not matter if you marry anther man or a woman everyone is the same. If you are gay or a lesbian you should have the right to adopt because god created us equal, and a heterosexual guy is most likely to sexually abuse a child then a gay.
We are all equal. It is better for child to live with homosexual parents then to live on the street or in orphanage, especially if they are in a good social state and in a good environment. You people are no one to judge. There are many people of different gender who live together, but in reality they are closet gay. People relax and mind your own business.
This is coming from a 15-year-old standpoint. I have grown up majority of my existence without a mother OR a father. I'm technically an orphan living with loving grandparents, but that doesn't matter here, what does matter is that orphans like I should be able to have the right to be adopted to a loving home whether it's a gay couple, gay single person, straight couple, or straight person. Children will have problems either way and it doesn't depend on the parents they have. If I was to be put into an adoption center, I would chose any loving family that would accept me. And no, children do not need both a mother and father figure because I grew up with only my mom and I'm just fine the way I am. Yes, I have problems, but doesn't everyone? Gay people do not hit on their adopted children anymore than straight people. You can bring out all your statistics and crap trying to say how bad gay people are, but it goes both ways, straight and gay. And you could also bring out your religious beliefs saying 'God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.' Well, that's only your assumptions, and those are your beliefs, everyone doesn't have the same beliefs as you. Freedom of religion, speech, and the press AND the separation of state and religion according to the United States Constitution. Religion should not be a factor of decision, it should be the child's choice. Whether the parent(s) are straight or gay the children could turn out just fine or bad. No statistics can enforce the children's decision.
Everyone should be able to adopt a child. If they truly wish that there is another spot for family then so be it. Many children are currently homeless and alone. If anyone, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transsexual, wants to adopt a child, Let Them! It makes the couple and the child happy. The child will have a home and a real family. The couple will not effect the way the child wants to love. Everything happens for a reason. God says gays are preposterous? Well a talking snake is even more crazy and fake! God is controlling this Earth, he puts these people, together, in love, for a reason! If he didn't then why would the words: Gay, lesbian, transvestite, and bisexual, even exist?! I rest my case.
A recent long-range study that made the news revealed that the most balanced and positive home environments were those run by lesbian couples. While this may not be the only factor to consider, it does underline the reality that homosexuals are fully capable of adopting children. To allow prejudice and ignorance to disallow adoption would be to deny orphaned or foster children to be raised by loving and caring parents.
I guess I don't understand what the deal is. While it may seem that children need both a mother and a father, this isn't always true. I think that all parents, gay, straight, single, married, divorced, etc. Should be judged based on how good of a parent they could be/are and how they will provide for the child. The whole, well they will be bullied, aspect isn't caused by gay parents, its caused by homophobic parents or people putting homophobic ideas into children's heads. Children aren't born to hate or bully, they learn from those they see as role models. This isn't a problem with the gays, its a problem with society. Society should teach children that bullying anyone different from one's self is wrong and that isn't a way to go along life, I can tell you I know several adults who grew up with two parents and are much better than some I know from straight parents, don't give me this "they need mom and dad" crap. Also lifestyle has nothing to do with this. Gays and Straights aren't that different, and just because someone is gay doesn't mean they have low values, standards, or are extremely promiscuous people who sleep with the first person they meet. They are people and will raise children the same way other parents do and likely won't force their children into anything they you wouldn't. In fact their kids will probably know tolerance a heck of a lot more and be better people... Or not. Depends on the parents.
It doesn't matter if your gay or not, there are children in children homes hoping for some one to come and change there life and if that means there gay then there gays whats wrong with gays! If your giving a child a happy home then they should be aloud to be adopted/fostered by them!
Being gay is something you can't help like the color of your skin. If a couple of any kind wants to adopt, and they qualify, why not let them? I believe we should all welcome this idea with open arms. In my opinion it shouldn't even be a problem to begin with. What is the difference between regular couples and gay couples wanting to adopt? There is none. They both simply want a child and are willing to care for one that needs a home. They aren't hurting anyone, in fact we are hurting homosexuals by making this a debate in the first place, not to mention the unadopted children that people are so willing to keep from having a home.
The issue here, is what is best for the child (for adoption). The child needs love, support and ethical education, so to can be a good person and useful to society.
Society, in previus years raised children just from heterosexual couples; and society became corrapt and unethical. So by the Results, that are bad, we can say that the heterosexual couples failed. But they failed because of their sexual preferences? No.
They failed because of their moral poverty, that has nothing to do with their sexual preferences.
If we admitt that, so to call innocent the heterosexual couples for their fail, then we must accept that the homosexual or bisexual couples, their sexual preferences is irrelevant for their morality and the way that they will raise a children.
They are humans to and should be able to adopt if they want to as long as they can provide a good home and support the children it should be perfectly fine and normal and others should just get over it. Also they should be happy for the children because they now have a family and a house they can call their own.
Gays are not some breed of mutants. They are human beings capable of every emotion straight people feel. Homosexuality is not wrong in any way, nor is it unnatural. Homosexuality is present in over 450 species on the planet, yet only one species views it as wrong. Which one is more unnatural now?
There are no legitimate reasons for disallowing gays to adopt. If the concern is that a father/mother figure will be absent from the child's life, then adoption by single parents should also be disallowed. As it stands, however, we do allow single parents to adopt. Therefore, banning gays from adopting is hypocritical. Also, if your argument is that gay parents will never be able to reproduce, this is completely invalid. First of all, why does that matter? They're adopting, not repopulating a post-apocalyptic world. The inability to reproduce has no founding in this debate. If it did, sterile or infertile people would be barred from adoption. That, however, would be cruel, because it would take away somebody's only chance of raising a child. Finally, stating that homosexuality, or any sexuality other than heterosexuality, is deviant, and, by extension, wrong, is an opinion, and we don't decide the rights of many because of the opinions of a few. Also, any reasons which are backed by religious texts of any sort should never be counted in political arguments, as religion has no place in politics. There is supposed to be the separation of church and state.
As long as the home is functional and stable then there should be no problem. It is proven in studies that there are no negative effects on the children and they grow up just as healthy as any other child. If they are allowed to get married then why the hell shouldn't they be able to have a child?
Well I'm a human being with rights and so are they. It should not matter if your gay,bi or what ever else. They are people to who want a child in there life.I am a Christian that believes in god and do kind of feel weird when boys are with boys and girls are with girls, but I'm that kind of person who only thinks of them self and so shouldn't you (: come on now people lets remember we are all living souls with different opinions and with different appearances who have the same rights
homosexuals are humans too..if they are getting equal education, political rights..then why not adoption rights..gay people can be the most loving and supportive parents.. no matter what the gender, parents love their children unconditionally.and yes, all those orphans, they get a home...a loving home 'cause of the willingness of these people.. and i pity all those people who do not support gay marriage...
there's no argument which can prove that homosexuals cannot upbring their child like other people...every person is equal..upbringing requires love and support and nothing to do with gender..
I would die to become a parent. I have the same parenting skills that any other mother would have with their child. The fact that I might be ripped from the right to adopt a child to start a family is heartbreaking. I think that homosexuals should have that right to be happy as a whole family. :)
Same-sex parents are not going to damage the kid in any way, there is no evidence of that. Religion does not come into play, so you cannot say that the normal thing is to have 1 mother and 1 father. This means that people can raise a child however they want in whatever family composition they want. Even if the kid has 3 dads, it will not harm the kid.
There's no reason why they shouldn't be allowed. They are also human beings, just with unique tastes, but that doesn't mean they do not know how to raise kids. Just because they are of the same sex, that doesn't mean that they will treat the children differently. A parent will always be a parent no matter what gender they are.
There are thousands of children who are sitting in foster homes every day who wait to be adopted. why would it be so terrible if two men or two women adopted them? there is nothing wrong about it or immoral. being straight doesn't make one a better parent. there a hundreds, probably thousands, of heterosexual parents who abuse and neglect their children every day. why have a child go into an abusive home when the could probably go into a safe home, regardless of their parents' sexual orientation? people who are against homosexuals being able to legally adopt a child are saying that because then they can't see how a mom and dad interact in a 'normal' family. now let me ask you this, who defined normal family? there is no definition of a normal family. one can imagine the type of families from the 50 s and 60s, where the dad went to work and the mom cooked and cleaned all day and there were two kids and a dog. but society has come so far and modernized so much. denying someone adoption rights, regardless of their sexual orientation, is like telling the foster child, "Hey, we want you to live a miserable life in this foster home because we're too ignorant to realize two men or two women is actually fine." and to the person who said, "why would gays want to raise a child," well, why do straight people want to? why can't a homosexual couple have the same experience as a heterosexual couple of raising a child?
Some people argue that kids need both a mother and a father to grow up to be balanced human beings. In the United States, children can be legally adopted by a single parent. In the United States, then, clearly children do not need a female parent and a male parent to grow up to become ideal human beings. Children need parents, period. They need love, and who says they can't find it with two women or two men? Role models? The kids are not (usually) kept home at all times, and the general thought is that those homosexual parents have brothers, sisters, cousins, etc. that can act as "role models" of the opposite gender.
Being heterosexual does not automatically make anyone parent material. Neither does being religious. What is important is the desire to have children. So is having the mental, emotional, and financial stability to raise one. Anyone that has met all of those criteria can raise a happy, well adjusted child. It does not matter if your married, single, or homosexual.
Being heterosexual does not automatically make anyone parent material. Neither does being religious. What is important is the desire to have children. So is having the mental, emotional, and financial stability to raise one. Anyone that has met all of those criteria can raise a happy, well adjusted child. It does not matter if you're married, single, or homosexual.
A recent study (okay, 32 studies in Boston that followed children from adoption until they turned 18, and then checked in again at 30) found no causality between different level child-rearing and sexual orientation. In fact, the studies very consistently showed that factors such as self-esteem, relationship with peers, intelligence, behavior, and gender identity were the same whether children were raised by heterosexual couples or by same-sex couples.
A group opposing marriage for same-sex couples has publicized a survey reporting psychological problems in adults whose parents had a gay or lesbian relationship at some point; however, that study speaks of people whose lives were shaped by parents' marital stress and divorce, not of adults raised by same-sex parents in a loving home. In fact, there is no scientifically sound research supporting the idea that children of same-gender parents are disadvantaged in any significant respect when compared with children of heterosexual parents.
It is wrong to use any religious code to dispute this (establishment clause, anyone?).
Previous research did not control for all of the variables, and most was extremely biased, e.g. The researchers were against the adoption of children by homosexual couples.
I rest my case; everyone who disagrees with me is wrong.
It doesn't matter who you choose to love. Love is love and it shouldn't matter who with. Gays should have a right to adopt children because they should be able to live life like heterosexual parents do; with a child. It's better for children to be adopted rather than going from foster home to foster home.
There is no solid research that shows that having same sex parents causes any sort of damage to a child. So many people are worried about these kids being placed in homes with two mothers or two fathers when much worse things could be happening to that child. We aren't concerned about the low life's who are popping out babies like it's their job and leaving them at home unsupervised and bringing drugs and sketchy people around them. Gays are people just like everyone else. They have the same wants, needs, desires, and the same exact love to give as any straight person. There is no reason that we should deny a child of a safe home to live in because we are too narrow minded to see the beauty in two people who are in love and wish to have their own family unit. Instead of arguing over stupid matters such as this, we should be trying to solve ACTUAL problems.
There is no solid research that shows that having same sex parents causes any sort of damage to a child. So many people are worried about these kids being placed in homes with two mothers or two fathers when much worse things could be happening to that child. We aren't concerned about the low life's who are popping out babies like it's their job and leaving them at home unsupervised and bringing drugs and sketchy people around them. Gays are people just like everyone else. They have the same wants, needs, desires, and the same exact love to give as any straight person. There is no reason that we should deny a child of a safe home to live in because we are too narrow minded to see the beauty in two people who are in love and wish to have their own family unit. Instead of arguing over stupid matters such as this, we should be trying to solve ACTUAL problems.
This country allows religious people to do what they want, they should be grateful, yet they are against so many things. And they totally have the right! There are a lot of people who don't like religion, but that doesn't matter does it? It's a free country, we need to let homosexuals be free just like religious people are, and just how everyone else is in this country. As a free country shouldn't we accept this with open arms? What does that say to the rest of the world? Everyone is welcome, but if your gay forget about adopting!! That's just wrong. . . Everyone needs to accept who everyone is as an individual and let everyone be happy. In the end, this won't hurt ANYONE, in fact it will help orphan children and gay couples. We should all want this because it will bring happiness to many people. And who are we to deny people and children of happiness?
Yes, just because boys like boys, or girls like girls, that doesn't mean they are bad parents. Gay people won't pressure their kids into being gay they will let them choose themselves. It's wrong to think that someone, no matter if they like the same sex or not, can't have kids.
It is for them to decide if they want them let them they want to have a family just as bad as anyone in the world. Who says that they can't? Kids need family just like people need kids. It is not wrong that they want kids, it is something they have thought of.
Homosexuals should be permitted to adopt children for many reasons. The one I will argue is this: same-sex couples will NEVER have or adopt a child by accident. There are no mistakes in homosexual adoptions. Heterosexual couples often get pregnant by mistake and choose not to keep the baby and though there is absolutely nothing wrong with their decisions. It doesn't change the fact that it happens. I find it difficult to believe that people would still, after realizing that homosexual couples plan out their adoptions and prepare for them years ahead of time, claim that these parents will ruin, rape, and not care for their kids. That mindset is unhealthy, and not plausible. Homosexuals will be just as good parents as heterosexuals, if not better in some cases.
Shouldn't the focus be on what the children want and need? They need people who will love and support them. Whether that be two moms, 2 dads, a mom and a dad, one mom, one dad, or grandparents or anyone else. The important aspect is the love and support, and a homosexual couple can provide that just as well as a heterosexual couple can.
If they're allowed to be married, it should be fine for them to have kids. It's a right that people have, regardless of whether or not they're gay. The only reason why a person should not be able to have a kid is when they are unfit to take care of the child.
It's a basic human right that both heterosexual and homosexual individuals should be allowed to have children. Denying someone from adopting children into a loving home where they will be nurtured and allowed to grow and develop safely, due to the sexuality, is disgraceful. This is 2013 and time for people to accept that all human beings deserve the same rights regardless of religion, sexuality or any other factor.
Gays should be able to adopt children. There are 16,000 orphans out there. Why should we not give them a chance to have a place to live and have a life with a loving family? Tell me why. It is absolutely stupid that people think "the Bible says no," well I'll tell you that in the Bible, I know for a fact there are, on more than on occasion, two males making love (or females).
I myself am a homosexual, but I am not biased toward the whole "Gay Rights" debate for that reason only. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are discriminated against on a daily basis simply because they are attracted to people of the same sex/gender as them, but that doesn't make them any different than heterosexual couples. Love is love, so support it either way, even if your religion or your family is against homosexuality.
Gays should have the right to adopt children because they have the right to start a family just like everyone else. People think gay parents will raise a gay child but that is not true. If straight parents raise gay children than what is so wrong with gays raising gay children if they do. It doesn't always happen.
If a child is in need, why not give them a home with two loving, caring individuals who can love and support them through life. Sex doesn't matter, what matters is human relationships and if a same-sex couple can provide these things for a child, who are we to stop them?
Personally I support equal rights, as well as this. What if a heterosexual couple was incapable of producing offspring, what else would they do if they wanted a kid? Go adopt. A homosexual couple could have just as many problems as a heterosexual couple. Not every couple is the best at being parents, but somebody's sex should NOT hinder their ability to adopt a kid, start a life and be happy.
Children from same-sex couples tend to be more tolerant, open minded and empathetic than children raised by heterosexual parents. In 2007 Goldberg held a study where he interviewed 46 adults, all of them had at least one gay parent. 28 of them spontaneously stated that they felt more open-minded and empathetic than other people around them. Indiana University sociologist Brian Powell said, "If same-sex marriage does harm children, it has nothing to do with their parents' gender and everything to do with the society's reaction to the family."
Yes, gay couples can be even better than heterosexual couples. Having gay parents does not make you GAY. And shouldn't we be thinking of how they will be taken care of? It's like fighting over whether or not whites should adopt and blacks shouldn't because its not "normal". Let them have their rights!
If someone assert that adopted babies must not be fostered by gay married couple, they must attest how harmful they are to the adopted ones.
I think in the aspect of broad and diverse culture and ethnicity, considerable it is to think of this matter.
Assured to adopt and fostering baby by gay must be not even matter or issue
Gay people are just like you and me! Why should they be deprived of the privileges that hetero-sexual couples have? Now I'm not saying that we should just hand off kids to couples just because they're gay, I'm saying that they should be given an equal chance to have a child just like a straight couple. And until there's scientific evidence that kids could be affected adversely by having gay parents, I will continue to support the LGBT and their fight for equal rights.
How important is each and every member of your culture. Each and very member can contribute to the society and if a homosexual got better education or socialization at the end of the day it would be better for your content because he would be a tax payer . So it is important for the strength of your culture.
I believe that homosexuality is in no way important to parenting. Would to you tell a black person that they couldn't adopt a white child? Your sexual preference is in no way important to your parenting abilities. Discrimination is in the past, and its time we accepted people for who they are.
There is no difference between a "gay" and a "straight.". We all give love. And if two men marry and adopt a boy, and the boy grows up to be gay, that's perfectly fine, because there really isn't anything wrong with it. Besides its really what the boy thinks of woman, not what the parents think. Homosexual people fall in love because they love the other for a reason. Its beautiful.
Why not? It's better than having the children stay in orphanages. These couples are people who CAN and WANT to raise this child. They are financially capable of doing so. If the issue is that the child will be affected because a member of the opposite sex is missing to raise the child, there are families out there with single parents raising their children on their own who are doing just fine. Children will be more mentally stable because they will have 2 role models to look up to.
Taking religion COMPLETELY out of the equation, as it should be, this question is easily answered. Gay couples should have the right to adopt children. Why should they be denied the right to have a family when they are completely capable of providing a stable environment? Children who grow up with gay parents do not automatically "choose" to be gay because, guess what, it's not a choice. Ignorance and prejudice is chosen.
I do not feel that it is mine or anyone's place to judge the sexuality of others, especially if that couple wants to adopt a child. I would rather children go and live with homosexual couples than be in foster care. I have grown up around lesbians and gays and they are great people. My cousin is a lesbian and she has two kids, her and her girlfriend are great mom's to their kids. Her kids are amazing children and they don't care what other people think about them having two moms, and no they do not get teased or made fun of because of them having two moms. I think that people need to stop thinking that just because people are homosexuals then they shouldn't be able to have children. They are just as capable of raising a child as a man and woman are, if not they are more capable. There is a shortage of adoptive parents, and the "family", weather gay or straight, is better than the foster care system. That is just my opinion though, and to hell with all of the haters out there.
If you have the choice to keep a child in foster care or give them a loving home, what would you choose? Just because they are gay does not mean that they are not capable of raising a child. Also, I am so tired of people saying that children who grow up in a gay household will become gay, that is far from true. Many people grow up in that kind of household and nothing happens to them.
Personally I say yes, as long as we have interviewed the people who want to adopt and deem them responsible individuals who are able to take care of the children and provide a loving, healthy and safe environment. Teaching children to love generously from the heart, to respect all things and to treat people fairly no matter what race, what gender. All children need is love and care...They respond well to it from all who genuinely have it to give....
We are REALLY still having to waste all this time on this bigotry nonsense? Anyone who denies same sex marriage or adopton or any other kind of inequal brutality should not be allowed to make decisions on anything. It is the right thing to do by all logic and it is an absolute waste of time to continue having this debate. Please if you can't change your mind go die in a corner so we can move on to things worthy of human thought (I must post this because the ending of this nonsense would free up many minds that could be working on real problems instead of having to advocate things like this).
yes they should be allowed to be parents because they have their lives to live with and they have to live with that choice forever. they should be allowed becuase they will be happy with it and its not a big deal if they both love the child then they love the child
Just because a child is raised with the same sex parents does not mean they are going to be anything but normal. There is no evidence that they will be homosexuals themselves or if they will get bullied or teased. If society teaches children that having two same sex parents is normal, then they will not be teased. Gay people should be able to have a family and it is absurd that people of the 21st century disagree with this. We look back at the civil rights movement and say "How could people have thought Blacks were considered less of a person because of their skin color?" We are doing that EXACT same thing to gay people. Wake up America! This is 2012.
I whole heartedly agree with gay adoption because I myself have two amazing MOTHERS. I also have an adopted brother and sister who have made me who I am today. I am completely heterosexual, and have never felt bicurious or anything towards the same sex, nor have my parents pushed me to. My life skills are fully developed and I am able to deal with both sexes because there are more people who influence you besides your parents. I am a straight A student, and work hard. If my parents didn't adopt me, I would either be in some over crowded orphanage, dead on the streets, or in some abusive foster family's house. It's not my parent's fault if I am bullied, it's the BULLY'S fault. You know? It's almost like blaming the fireman that you're being made fun of for your burn scars because he pulled you out of a burning house. I would rather go through every instant I was bullied for having two mothers twenty times over than have to beg random strangers for money so I could eat.
There is absolutely NO reason that gay people shouldn't be allowed to adopt children. People who say kids need 2 parents of the opposite sex must also think that if one parent dies the other should have his/her children taken away from him/her, right? People who say it's because of the bible must not eat shellfish or wear clothing made of multiple fabrics either, right? People who say it's unnatural must not drive, watch television, or use the intern- oh wait, never mind. I guess that unnatural is okay, as long as it benefits you. If you honestly think that we should just leave children in orphanages and foster care instead of allowing homosexual couples to adopt you are a scab on human existence.
Those who claim that children must grow up with parents of both genders should also petition to make single-parenthood and orphanages illegal, since the former lacks nurture from one sex and the latter lacks both.
There are concrete evidences now that children raised by homosexual parents can be as successful and healthy as the ones raised by straight parents. I urge the community to seek out these evidences and be more open about such possibilities.
What should be banned is divorce, if we want to be honest! Why deny a child a chance for a life of love with people who are in love and can provide a healthy and rich life to that child? It's really amazing we're still having this debate, and it's now 2013! Enough is enough: let adoption be, regardless of the gender of the to-be parents! Give love a chance, always!
Absolutely, gay people should be able to adopt, just like anyone else. Every child deserves a loving home. Being gay doesn't mean being incapable of loving, caring, being responsible or of being incapable of providing a stable happy family. It's a shame to think that there are children waiting in orphanages, when there are beautiful and nurturing people who would make wonderful parents who could bring so much happiness into their lives - and of course vice versa. It is so sad for both the children and for the prospective parents, that this question is even asked. I hope our society moves forward quickly and we eliminate such discriminatory bias.
The children of a homosexual couple will not be different from any other child. The most different thing that could happen would be that child ending up more open to ideas and new opinions in the world. Your sexuality doesn't change that you're human, and it doesn't change what you should be allowed to do in this world.
-A 13 year old making a difference
Gay people should be allowed to adopt children, because they can provide the children with the same love and respect as a straight couple. And tests have shown that children raised by gay parents are just as normal as the other kids. It also reduces the amount of homeless and parentless children in the world. Gay parents are most often more committed to raising the child because
Yes homosexual people should be legally allowed to adopt children. I am totally for homosexuals and bisexuals. First of all there are so many children out there who need loving homes and many homosexual people want children! When it's a woman and a man who have children it's ok but personally I'd rather adopt and I'm straight. It's sad that there are so many children out there that are neglected and very sick, poor, etc. And all they need is just someone to actually care and love them deeply.
Equality means that everyone is equal. Gay parents can raise children just as well as straight parents. Everyone in life will go through bullying at some point, having gay parents won't be the biggest thing, trust me. Plus, who will love a child more? Two loving people who have gone through so much paper work, interviews etc to raise a child together in a caring family, or two young people who made a mistake one drunken night and forgot to use a condom? Think about it.
Because it will ensure the future of children in orphanages and will give them parents that have had a life full of experiences and will help them grow to be better people. Also because it will give the opportunity to homosexual couples of having a more societal normative family, but not just for that, but will give them the pleasure of becoming parents and the happiness of seeing them grow and be happy.
Lastly because I'm sure they will try their hardest to make their children have a happy life.
I think that homosexual people should be allowed to legally adopt children because they have just as many rights as heterosexual people do. If they are going to raise a child with love, care, support and provide good education, then why not? There are so many children in orphanages around the world waiting to find their own home. Are they going to be provided better conditions in orphanages or in a loving gay family?
Peopl claim they are growing up in a bad environmetn already, they wouldnt need to be bullied if the children with straight parents wernt bullies. It is horrible to blame the actions of others on victims. The children will grown up the way the parents want them too, and as they get older they will learn things and life on their own.
To be clear I am slightly homophobic and a good muslim but even I will say
Yes, everyone has the right to family who loves them unconditionally regardless of their sexual orientation.
Having gay parents who love you and support you though life is far better option than parents who are never there and cannot support you. For the sake of another human life who is already worse off as having no parents, having gay parents is the best alternative.
Now I hate gay marriage and do not support it. I know that despite my opinion this is the direction the world has chosen to go and support gay marriage. But if this gay marriage can make an orphaned child happy, give them a family and show them the RIGHT path to being a good human being then I am all for gay adoption. Just don't expect me to support gay marriage.
They should be able to adopt because of how many children in the foster care system need a place to live with a loving home. If you think about it the children came from a mother and a father who both failed them if there in the system. So why no try something else out? These kids will probably move from home to home and have a high risk of becoming a juvenile delinquent if they don't have a stable place to live and grow.
It's like saying single parents should have their children taken away from them just because the mother/father figure is lacking. People that bring up 'think how you would feel having no mum to talk to about your period' well for a start, people grow up with just a dad whether its because of bereavement or divorce and they seem to find a way to cope, also gay people ARE human like the rest of us, I'm pretty sure they will know what to do even though they haven't got a vagina. Also they will have female friends, family and so on to help with guidance. I don't see why they shouldn't adopt? And yes, they will be able to make their son feel just as secure as the mother would, after all they would know the feeling. Remember that every homosexual person had straight parents therefore the sexuality of your parents does not affect you. That's all.
There are many reasons people will give as to WHY NOT. But with millions of children that are parentless around the world, homosexuals fill a need that the average person does not think about. For instance, my wife and I a looking to start fostering some children. It has been shown that kids with homosexual parents do no better or worse than children raised in a hetero house hold.
It's hard to argue for the obvious, but I'll do so anyway. Whenever there's the question of "should [blank] people be allowed to [blank]," I have to stop and ask why the question is being asked in the first place. The opposing side on this (very tiresome) debate wants to argue that a) it is unnatural for two people of the same sex to be together and so therefore the child's development is at risk, and b) that it is not fair to the child to raise them in an environment which will encourage and foster hatred, bullying, teasing and societal disapprobation. The answer to the first objection is simple: same-sex bonds ARE natural, because they occur in nature and so therefore are not perverse or immoral. The answer to the second objection is even more simple: if we want to raise children in a less hateful society, we should stop hating so much. If the argument is that the world and culture at large will torture the child for being the child of gay parents, then who is responsible for the torture? Perhaps the very people raising the objection in the first place.
"Letting" same-sex couples adopt children can only help make the world a more tolerant and accepting place to live, and hopefully will stop those from constructing arguments like the ones above from contributing to our hate-filled, narrow-minded, "sick," "perverse," "disgusting," "unnatural," torturous society. If we raise our kids on acceptance and love instead of hate and intolerance, maybe they will grow up to love us more than our kids love us now.
Most answers revolve around it being unnatural, bad for the child etc. I will spare you my rebuttals.
THE QUESTION is this: We have too many children in foster care that need loving parents. If you answered no, how many of these children have you adopted? Are you entitled to an opinion unless you have?
A few things:
1.) The argument that a child needs a mother and a father is ridiculous. Single parents have been raising children for thousands of years and society hasn't crumbled yet, so why would it happen now because gays are adopting? If a loving dad gets divorced or becomes widowed, should he lose his children too? Of course not, so why would it be worse to have TWO loving dads?
2.) Your religion plays no role in this debate. Your religious beliefs are just that: YOURS, not mine, and therefore, should have no bearing in any legislature. I don't want laws written based on anyone's religion.
3.) There is no scientific research that indicates that there is any negative effect for children raised in same sex homes, so the argument that it will cause them "to become gay" or "to be poorly adjusted adults" is bogus.
4.) More than half of the American public supports gay rights (marriage, adoption, etc.) so the argument that the children will face stigmatization because of their parents is also not relevant. There was also a time when people thought that interracial couples shouldn't have children, but now ,most people have no issues with it. The same will happen with gay marriage. As more and more people accept it, the "stigma" will continue to decrease until only militant bigots continue to care.
There is absolutely no reason why gays and lesbians shouldn't be allowed to adopt. Every piece of research indicates that there is no long-lasting issues or concerns for children raised in the homes of same sex couples. A few things to refute arguments against it: 1.) Not everyone is Christian so your religious doctrine has no place in the argument. That would only matter if we were speaking about Christian gay/lesbian couples only; 2.) The idea of needing a mom and a dad is ridiculous. Humans have been raised by single parents for thousands of years and it hasn't caused the downfall of our society. If a man gets divorced or is widowed, should he lose his children? Of course not, especially if he is a loving dad. So why would being raised by TWO loving dads be worse? 3.) More than half of the American public supports gay rights (marriage, adoption, etc.), so there is little stigma for children being raised in same sex homes. That will continue to lessen over time, as well.
Jesus had two dads.
A lot of interesting opinions on this site. I'm seeing multiple posts on how the kid of the adoptive parents would be bullied or become a bully. I find this to be people making out the child to be a victim, instead why don't you teach them to stand up for themselves and whats right?
Homosexual PEOPLE are still PEOPLE, even if we like to call them homosexuals. My first question to the people that answers no on this silly question (yes, I'd like to call it silly because this should be a matter of course), is why we need to tag people for their sexual orientation? It's not necessary because if you love someone, you only need to tell other people their name or the person you love; "you". Gender is not important either. But I believe it is for simplicity, if I should answer my own question. Because of explaining what you prefer, you only need to say the name of the sexual orientation. I prefer girls over boys and I also support other people that are not straight, even those who still are in the closet. I don't disrespect straights, if I sounded so.
My second question is; Why shouldn't homosexuals have the ability to adopt? Will they give their children a horrible life? How come? Will they become bad parents? Are all children, born and raised by heterosexuals, treated well by their straight parents? Do all of the heterosexuals make the best parents? People who takes this issue seriously, knows what I'm hinting to.
I still don't know why we need to discuss this, because this should, as mentioned, be a matter of course! People are People!
It's all in the research. Children raised by gay parents turn out no different than children raised by heterosexual parents. As far as religious beliefs go... It's all bull. If God created us, then he obviously allowed us to make our own choice in the matter. If he didn't like it, he wouldn't have allowed us to think that way, now would he?
A lot of people say that a child growing up should have and has the right to have both a father and a mother. Now, I grew up with only my mother. At the time, my father was unfit to take care of me like a father should, and I respect my mother's choice to move. And I dare say I grew up fine.
It's not necessary to both have a male rolemodel and a female rolemodel, and even so, who said that rolemodel needs to be a parent? Homosexual couples can provide just as much love and safety as a heterosexual couple.
Homosexual people are still two loving and caring parents just like heterosexuals. They would love their child and really that is what matters. Times have changed! Just because they can't make a baby doesn't mean that they shouldn't be able to have one. By banning homosexual people not to adopt is a really bad form of discrimination.
Homosexuality has been around as long as time itself. Children without parents shouldn't be denied parents merely on the sexual orientation of their adopters. As long as the family is loving and accepting and nurturing, sexual orientation is insignificant. Closed minded religious people are the reason that children are alone and without parents.
Ignorance abounds. LGBT relationships are not "radically" different than heterosexual relationships. If anything, they are really similar. I believe that the concept of "gay" is hard to grasp for some individuals because of the scarcity of exposure to this culture. Relationships are hard to manage in general. What happens in the bedroom is not 100% of our lives. Some of us are even too busy or tired from work that we forget to please our partners regularly, or go out and have a good time with friends. We fight about who needs to make the bed, who has to go buy groceries, and complain to our friends and co-workers about our partner's annoying habits. We plan vacations, have family dinners, go to church, have first dates and several heart breaks. We go out to baseball games, and we give back to our communities. We watch football on Sundays and have tailgates. We plan lingerie parties and invite all our girlfriends over to taste wines for our future weddings, and imagine what our kids would look like. We are humans. The only difference is what is between our legs and what we feel comfortable doing. I, as a feminine lesbian woman, have never felt inclined to touch facial hair, as to caress the soft cheeks and chin of my girlfriend. I have never felt the desire to cuddle and feel a penis push itself against my legs. Just as i'm sure a gay man would not desire to feel the absence of it on his partner. My sexuality was made clear very early in life, when I continually felt heartbreak when my best girl friends would ignore me for the guy of their (young) dreams, and felt the jealousy fiercely in junior high and high school when I would see those really intimate friends kiss boys. You cannot "cure" homosexuality. Of course anyone, including a heterosexual individual, can suppress their sexual desires. But the mentality will never expire. You can train your brain to feel hurt when you look at someone. You can train yourself to look away from someone you find attractive. And you can train yourself to endure sexual activity with someone of the opposite sex. But these suppressed emotions will eventually explode. You can only do this for periods of time. I know firsthand, I've experienced this. It is not fair to live a lie, and let someone else live a lie as well. Live and let live. Human Rights For All.
It is a fact that children raised by same sex couples learn more and learn faster and are better citizens...Same sex couples are no different from other couples who love their children EXCEPT they CHOOSE to raise a child and do it well. I think single people should be allowed to adopt. What is better....A child with loving parent/parents or no parents at all?
Many gay couples - certainly those offering themselves as adoptive parents - form relationships that are more stable than many heterosexual marriages, thus giving adopted children a secure emotional home. Not allowing homosexuals to adopt because of their sexual orientation is discrimination. Some of these couples can raise children a hell of a lot better than heterosexual couples can.
They should be able to adopt children because us homosexuals have the same rights thoughts and the same process as you heterosexual people do. We are all the same and have the same blood. The only difference is how we are born. It is not a choice to be hated against our whole life and love who we love its something that we are born with.
Listen, I know homosexuality makes you feel uncomfortable. Whether it's your religion or a personal experience or just plain confusion, you think homosexuality is wrong. Well, regardless of what you believe, homosexuals have love in their hearts just like you do. There is no study in existence nor any evidence that a gay couple are unable to love a child like a straight couple. Just because someone is gay doesn't mean they can't love a child and raise a child with his or her best interest at heart. Just because someone is gay doesn't mean that they're going to raise their baby with perversion, that's just a stereotype. Before you dismiss every thought of homosexuals being able to adopt, just do me one favor and actually try and find a homosexual couple that wants to adopt a baby. Whether its from googling it or meeting them in real life i just want you to see how much care and love are in eyes of these people. I think homosexuals will raise children better then some heterosexual households because when you have a child in a heterosexual household, it's a normal thing in america in today's society. Just the fact that homosexuals have to fight to become legal parents highlights the value that being a parent really has. Heterosexual people usually overlook that value because parenthood is obviously common in heterosexual households.
This is not to mention the fact that in a heterosexual household, babies are born all the time by "accident" or due to poor contraception. This means that most of those children are being born into a family that did not expect them. This isn't necessarily always a bad thing but you can see how that could have a negative connotation in a child's life in some households. Maybe the child feels unwanted, not to mention the financial instability that usually accompanies an unplanned child. On the other end of the spectrum, homosexuals who adopt children will ALWAYS want that child and it will never be a surprise. This means that financial stability is almost guaranteed as well as emotional acceptance of the child.
I dont really think anyone can really say that allowing gays to adopt will be "the downfall of our country" because homosexuals will teach kids how to accept people from any category. Tolerance and acceptance, people. Tolerance and acceptance.
Just because someone is homosexual doesn't mean they can't provide a good household and life for the child. There is no conclusive evidence that homosexuality is linked to one's environment. In other words growing up in a gay household will not "make" a child gay. Even if the child needs a caring mother or leadership of a father, there are still single parents that can raise there kids with the care and leadership. So why can't homosexuals?
The argument that kids will get bullied for not having a "normal" lifestyle is completely absurd. It is not that child's fault, maybe the bullies' parents should teach their uncivilized children that making fun of someone is not okay. It is physically impossible for a same-sex couple to have children that are 100% their own so adopting makes perfect sense. This would also bring down the rate of kids in orphanages, since most heterosexual parents prefer to have their own children.
Ok, why wouldn't they? If people are worried that the kid would not be properly raised, they are wrong. The homosexuals that are going to adopt a kid realize that they have to substitute someone for a women role model. Whether that is an aunt, the other partner, or simply a close friend is their decision to make. There is no other way for homosexuals to have a baby unless they have another women involved. If the partners do not want to do that, then adoption is the only other way. Who's right is it to deprive parents of a child. Children will grow up and be our next generation. They will cary on our lives that we leave. What if there was a child that would grow up to be the president, because he was special because he was raised by homosexuals. But because it is illegal for homosexuals to adopt children, the child grew up to be an average person, making minimal wage, and living life in the shadows. Why should people get to decide weather Homosexuals get to have children. Thats like saying if you had a kid, and it was taken away from you because it was illegal. How would you feel? And who's to say that way back when homosexuals didn't raise children and then a women and a male couldn't raise a child because it was irregular. So why take away the right to raise a child that will become the next generation.
Come on, this is such a individual matter. Not all straight couples should be allowed to have kids, just because they are straight. Ok, I agree to that it´s healthy to have both a female and a male figure in life, cause it´s what we see as normal. But I bet there must be tons of fitting gay couples that would make way greater parents than a straight couple. In the end, they fight for being parents, they want to commit to the task as parents, and I believe they will put more pressure on themselves, compared to people that just gets kids. I'm from a big family, many brother and sisters, and I had a mom and a dad, a dad I never felt close to, and a mother that's been ill a lot. They have been great parents, but I think people make to big of a deal with what people need in their life. Though human seem fragile, I believe they are stronger than one think, and would learn to cope and be truthfully happy with gay parents. I agree that a male couple should have a female character close to the family and vice versa, just for talking, and some relating. But I don´t doubt for a second that a healthy gay couple that don´t have a super gay lifestyle would make perfect parents.
In the end, I believe its discussion like these that make the problem, and peoples mind about it. Like people that think they have the right to say who deserves to become a parent, and not. Reading the no side of this debate, I imagine it must suck for gay couples kid to read, and would make their situation feel more un-normal, if people where cool about it, it would not be to big of an issue.
We all deserve to be happy, and if a gay couple wants a kid, and they are good people, and the kid has none, there shouldn´t be more questions about it. If the kid is grown enough to think, it would be cool to ask for the kids opinion though, but if the couple has it from baby stage, I think it will be okay with it. Growing up is not easy either way, and fights, and hating parents etc. Is only normal either way, and of course the kids would use comments like, "I want a mom", but in the end I think this is just a way to hurt, and will be regretted.
Love is love, from whoever who gives it. And every child deserves this love, to be taken care of, and have a parent. This is only natural. But not all people should be parents, no matter if they are gay or straight. It´s so individual. As long as the parents are healthy, capable, and willing and have the love to raise a baby/child, that should be all that matters when it comes to adoption.. At least thats my opinion.
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We have had two sons for five years. They are doing great. The only problem they ever had was their abusive heterosexual bio-parents. At 9 and 12 years old they would have aged out of the foster system with no support. Now they are finishing high school and are both college bound.
There is no evidence that suggests a single homosexual, or a homosexual couple are better or worse parents than a single heterosexual, or a heterosexual couple. The concept of distinction is culture driven, and the idea that a homosexual is less of a person is based on society's ignorance. Gays raise kids every single day, just as straights do. There is no ethical argument for denying homosexuals the privilege to adopt children. There are plenty things wrong with denying it, however. Thankfully, hateful laws have always proved doomed to uphold.
I will first agree that a child has a right to a mother and father. But if they don't have that...A child has a right to a parent- period. Besides the homophobic arguments that a kid will grow up gay...Be less successful...Be bullied...Be molested-ugh...(please look at recent research done, as well as commentary on why these points have no validity), there is the argument that we are focusing on gay men and women's rights...And ignoring the child's.
It is true- we, as a society and human beings, need to look out for the future generation, and protect our children. Not our desires and wants as adults. But what happens if a child isn't granted their initial right to a mother and father? Are you saying then a kid's right is no parent at all? These kids will be put into a foster care system (or orphanage) where they will be forced to grow up fast, never have a steady male or female figure AT ALL, and then be tossed to the world at 18 to survive with what they've been 'taught'. When discussing 'children's rights', I think we can all agree that, in this case, their rights are being taken from them.
With this in mind, let me tell you (for those whom don't know a married, monogamous homosexual couple that wants a child)- my friends don't see it as 'their right' or not 'their right'. They want to love these kids, because they have love to give. They have love that they know can use to help, at least to a degree, fill the parent void. They want to love a little boy or girl whom has no one for family, just like a heterosexual couple would. Not feel more complete because they have more rights (although there are exceptions- that's why we have social services). Now- using that argument toward heterosexual couples: why don't we say THEY are using adoption to fill their wants as adults? It's because we know they want to love the child and that's what the child deserves. So why do we deny other people who want to love and give a child the right to family?
I could talk about this for hours- so I will stop. My main point is- in a world where there are so many orphaned children- how can we view this as 'should homosexual people be allowed to legally adopt children', but see it as 'should children be legally allowed to have a parent who wants to love them- regardless of sexual orientation'. Making it legal is in the CHILD'S favor...It is giving MORE children the right to a family.
Imagine the impact on the number of parent less children- if it would become completely legal. So many kids would have families. You think you are protecting children, but I see it as you are leaving so many of them to our failed foster care system, cause of homophobia- even if you don't think you are homophobic.
Obviously an orphan would be better benefited by the inclusion of themselves into a family. However, this does not mean I completely agree with it. A child needs a mother and a father. Both give important biological and social aid to their child, HOWEVER, in a situation where a child lacks both of those parents, aA gay adoption would be the better alternative.
Straight marriage is best for kids, can't argue that.
Gay marriage is second best, two parents are better than one.
Single mothers/fathers are the third best option available,
and no parents is obviously the worst
There is absolutely no reason whatsoever for gay couples to not be allowed to adopt children. They get rejected all the time. They want children. They want to be responsible for their sons and daughters to raise them and to be able to have someone to call them Daddy or Mommy. There's no wrong or sin in that at all. So what if a kid has two fathers? So what if a kid has two mothers? It's not going to change anything. "Mom's are more gentle". Are they? I have a very strict mother and my father is a lot more soft than she at times. It depends on the person's personality itself, not the gender or sex of that person. I know I'd still love my parents if they were both women or both men.
Or years heterosexuals talk about homosexuals as if they have a mental illness or as if they are a disease. Wheather you are a homosexual or heterosexual, everyone is the same on the inside. You still have feelings, you still have a conscience, and you still have a soul. The only difference between one another is one likes the same sex and the other likes the oppoisite sex. Weather you are gay or straight you both can do the same as each other. A homosexual can adopt a child, benefit their spouse and enjoy life just as well as a heterosexual .
Look, a mom and a dad in the household does not guarantee the child's wellbeing, and not having a mom/dad makes no difference. Female and male roles in the house are absurd; I can't imagine what that would have to do with raising a child. Are you really gonna try to say that all women are different enough from all men to necessitate having to have both in a household? There are too many cases for this. Homosexual couples are as capable as any straight couple at raising children. Also, there's nothing wrong with homosexuality. Why are you trying to tell people who they can and can't love? It's their life. It doesn't apply to you; don't try to force your religion or opinion on them.
Are you kidding me? The only reason you people think it's "unnatural" is because that's what your blind, closed-minded parents taught you-- because that's what some dude hundreds of years ago said-- the same dude that said women should only serve men, that said it's a sin to wear clothes made from different kinds of thread. It's natural that one would be so offended by homosexuality if one was told their whole life that it's a sin/it's wrong/unnatural, but I encourage those people to look at it from a different perspective, even just a moment.
It isn't unnatural-- it has existed since the beginning of the humanity (yet they've been persecuted for most of history). We see it as unnatural because most people aren't homosexual. People also used to think being left-handed was unnatural. People also used to think that white people were superior. All of these have been scientifically proven false-- literally, there is concrete evidence against all these archaic claims. With this day and age, there should be no problem for anyone out there to search for this online.
To say it isn't fair to the child because they "don't have a choice"-- children don't naturally think of homosexuality as a horrible offense. I've never thought of it as strange-- never-- because I've never grown up with those values. I also know of many other people who never thought of it as strange. I don't live in some weird community either-- actually, it's a white-majority, suburban, upper-middle class place. To say it's selfish for couples to want a child-- would you say that to a couple with one person born sterile?
Finally, to argue against people saying that it's terrible that these children cannot live in a household with "traditional values." Those "values" are those of close-minded people. If "traditional values" means to hate people for no reason, then by all means we should get rid of it-- same as slavery, racism, sexism, all once considered "traditional" as well.
Just because someone is raised by two parents of the same sex doesn't mean they'll turn out that way. Most families that have both mother and father can end up just as bad as gay parents raising children.... It doesn't matter if two fathers or two mothers or mom and dad or just a single parent it's all in how you raise your children.....
I disagree i have a cousin who grew up with who dads both love him dearly. He is straight, Married, has children, and is a lawyer.
I grew up with my brother and a single parent my mother..... We both turned out just right I'm in school to be a lawyer and my brother works at ford.
As long as the parent/parents are well established, loving, and supportive then I believe there is no reason to not allow the couple to adopt. If they are able to financially and emotionally support the child then that is enough for me. The child will be child will be just as psychologically and socially healthy and well adjusted no matter if they are adopted by hetero or homosexual parents as long as they are loved.
A homosexual couple can give just as much love and support to their child as every other couple. I can't see why a same sex couple can't raise a child like everyone else. I believe that if our society would just give these individuals a chance they would be pleasantly surprised.
Who do anyone think they are by not allowing gay couples to adopt? We are not god, therefore we have no right to stop them. Also children were just as normal being raised by gay couples as they are by straight couples. Only difference is, the children being raised by gay couples are more open-minded and tolerant and are less likely to be bigots, ignorant, homophobic and plain idiots toward different groups of people in society.
I think is hypocritical to say every kid has the right to have a mother and a father when a lot of kids are in the streets, hungry and without a home. As long as the adoptive parents are loving and supply for the kids everything is okay by me. We praise single mothers for their work as a parent and there are a lot of bad parents in the so called "normal" families.
Homosexual people have the capacity of love and nurture children. There are many role model that our children need. Injustice and discrimination is has been ut toward the homosexual communities and only because they are not "NORMAL"...It is what the society call. Who is normal, that anybody can really define normal. The reason is just because some in the society want to control everything and by people waking up they are losing their control.
I believe that homosexuals should be able to adopt children because just like any other married couple they have the right to adopt children. Just because your homosexual doesn't make you incapable of taking care of a child. I know some gay couples that would definitely be better parents than most regular married couples.
Homosexuals are humans too and they deserve the right to adopt children, as they can't make their own babies. They also need someone to take care of them when they grow older! They deserve a better life and freedom to do what they want to do, as they struggle enough with people who hate them and some struggle with their parents.
Ideally, a child should have a mother and a father, but there are many situations where putting a child with gay parents is far better for the child than allowing that child to be homeless. In addition, if we only allow the ideal situation of a man and woman parenting a child, then we should disallow single parents from having children too.
Why should homosexuals be allowed to adopt? Why shouldn't’t homosexuals be allowed to adopt? There is no answer, simply because they are gay does not change who they are or if they have any right to look after a child.
Should homosexuals be allowed to adopt? Yes, not only would saying they’re not allowed to do so be homophobia, but there is also proof that a home with a homosexual parents is safe and more secure than a home with opposite sex parents. There have been studies that have proven that homosexual parents are much less likely to suffer from depression, meaning that the home that the child was adopted into would be safer with homosexual parents than with straight.
Bullying, you may claim children with two gay parents are bullied, claim it all you like, they are not bullied. Maybe one or two are, but even people without gay parents are bullied. Where’s the proof? In this quote, from a TV presenter Phil Reay-Smith I'm not at all surprised that gay couples have been found to be just as good adopters as straight adopters are. I look at my own family, which is me, my husband, Michael, and our son, Scott, who is six, and we just have a very boring family life. We haven't had any problems in the playground yet. This clearly shows that children are not bullied as a result of gay parents, also as it is a well known father there is no way the child could pretend he had straight parents. He goes on to say that once their child gets to secondary school (where bullying is more of a risk) he will have ensured his son will be able to cope with any bullying and put an end to it, the child has been bought up against prejudice and will enforce that through-out his school life.
Children also still get the gender roles that they need, from aunt uncles, nursery nurses, primary teachers, children do not lack male or female gender roles, children do not vastly suffer from lack or men or women at a young age as a consequence they have not been proven suffer in later life, either socially or academically.
Also gay parents are much more likely to consider adoption as a first choice, therefore the adopted child will never been seen as a last resort, but will be treasured as a child of their own. This means that the parents are enthusiastic and revel in the role of adopted parent. This is prove by Sir Martin Narey (the government adoption adviser) who said “I have seen how LGBT people, who tend to come to adoption as their first choice for becoming parents, bring determination and enthusiasm to it. Many more gay adopters need to be encouraged to come forward.” There is also no chance of it being a mistake and the child will always be wanted, and therefore it will be exposed to a loving and safe environment.
Yes they should, because they can't have their own babies with their loved one because they like the same gender, so they should be able to be legally allowed to adopt their very own kid who they can love just like any regular parents would. Just because they like/married their own sex doesn't mean it affects the child; when the child is 18 it can leave or stay. Some children are not discouraged by the love of their mother & mother or their father & father. Sometimes people should ask why not instead of why?
One reason is that there are an extreme amount of kids in foster homes waiting for good families, people who care but not allowing homosexuals the right that's not giving these children the full potential for them to be adopted. Another reason, is that there is no actual statistic that says gay couple raise gay children. It's that same as straight couples, they don't always raise straight children.
Of course they would have to think about what the child's life would be like. There might be disadvantages of having parents who are homosexual. However as long as they can take responsibility of the child, it's their choice. Also these days there are advantages of having gay parents. You can say that they should respect child's right. But no one child can choose their parents. And who knows it can be better than growing up in orphanage. I think it's better for child to have parents who care about only him/her.
I agree that gays should be allowed to adopt children. Its a preference of a sex. There are so many children that are sent to foster homes everyday and a same sex couple wants to adopt them. But because they are a same sex couple they are turned away. A child needs love and attention, though it doesn't matter by who as long as it is beneficial to the child, I don't see the problem. That doesn't make someone any less capable of caring for a child. Why discriminate against them?
How can offering a child in care a loving and stable home to grow up in be seen as a bad thing?
Gay people do not choose that 'lifestyle'.
These children in state care where put there for a reason, more often than not because their two 'natural' birth parents were unfit or unable to raise them in the appropriate environment. Having two parents of the same gender does not put the child at a disadvantage, but surely makes them more well rounded and able to see past things such as sexual orientation into who people really are. SINGLE PARENTS have been raising children alone for decades with out the child having a role model of each gender, proving that only having one gender parent does not hinder the child.
As someone who has 2 married grandmothers, I can say that gay people are completely capable of raising and caring for children. My grandmothers love me as their granddaughter, no different than my grandmother and grandfather do on the other side of the family.
If someone or couples truly want a child, whether they're gay, straight, or even polka-dotted, they will stop at nothing to give that child love and care, just as any other couple would. These children may face more social issues but that comes with the art of learning and accepting, where they can use such life experiences to rise above the people who cannot accept gay people having a family.
Family is love. No one should be denied love.
Many children are put into the adoption system for lack of a stable family unit to care for them. No matter what the sexuality, those children need someone who can take care of them. Through adoption, children are able to get schooling, medical care, and overall parenting that would otherwise be denied if we only looked at the adult's sexuality. If they have a stable income, health care, and access to a decent school, why should sexuality be a part in the decision?
There's many children in the system that would love to have a home , no matter it being a heterosexual home or homosexuals . To many people are worried about the wrong things , Its hurtful that people only would look at it without thinking about the children . They deserve it .
Are people actually afraid of this? Ive gone my whole life avoiding hate, i believe not to hate but accept. I dont hate homophobes or homoseand xuals, humans are humans and what really matters is acceptance and change. Our culture needs to change. I was raised by a singal mom and that doesnt matter so much anymore. But it made me the person i am, someome i can say im prpud to be.
Let me put it this way.. I have a gay friend living in a relationship and I would have no hesitation to leave my own child under his custody. He's just a regular person living a normal life.. If there is any harm for children then its the society that's causing it .
There is an astounding number of orphans here in the United States. There is an estimated 8 million children who grow up in institutions, and these children tend to age out instead of finding stable homes. Children who age out have a likelihood of becoming prostitutes and criminals because they do not get a rearing based on a loving family. (UNICEF.ORG) Seeing as homosexual couples cannot reproduce, they are great candidates for adopters. I think that it is also important to remember that this country has a foundation built on religious freedom. Just because it is against your religious preferences, doesn't mean that it opposes everyone's views. I personally do not believe that god would frown upon a child getting the opportunity to grow up in a stable, loving family. The people to the right can say what they will about how a marriage is between a man and a woman (although I do not agree). However, this is about family, and family is about love and support. Through the eyes of a seventeen year old, I do not see why I could not accept love from a homosexual couple.
Most people leave the argument that "it's against God's plan." Well, my opinion on that one is that we are all God's children. He put us on this earth, all of us. He loves us all, no matter the sexual orientation. If He didn't want us to be with the same sex, then He wouldn't have put them here, He wouldn't have made them. I'm an 18 year old bisexual Christian and I'm proud to be who I am. So I thank you, God, for loving me as me, like the rest of us should.
I highly disagree with people who said no. You guys are so ignorant. At times gay couples make better parents then straight parents. Take for a change like the straight mother who drowned for five kids , the mother who killed her four kids with a gun because they wouldn't go to bed. Gay couples would love to take the opportunity to adopt a wonderful child and raise them as their own. I mean we have millions of kids without parents, i bet they would be happy to just have a loving parents.
Never has there been a study shown where children grow up differently because their parents are homosexuals. They are people as well, I don't understand why people talk about them as if they aren't human beings. Love is love, regardless what anyone says. By the way our humanity is becoming more open minded so all of you that say the child would get bullied in school doesnt know how accepting children are when it comes to family. The things kids make fun of is a booger hanging from your nose so don't try to speak on behalf of children when it sounds like you would be the ones teaching your kids to not accept children with 2 moms or 2 dads.
Homosexuals are human beings. They want to have children. They want to be normal and live as close to a normal life as they can. Although being homosexual isn't normal, it is something that they choose to live with. Being homosexual is natural. Most straight people have to argue that it is a choice to be homosexual or not. If you are gay, you have a preference for the same gender. Some people are scared to tell themselves this but in reality, if you are homosexual, you will say "oh, he's cute or she's cute" but you wont realize it. So you can choose, but you are still homosexual if that is what you are. Also, with that said, we can move on to the topic of the children. If a couple is gay, then yes, they should be allowed to adopt. This is a free country, and the only reason that someone would say no is if you are very religious. These religious people should follow THEIR religion, and not get in the way of others beliefs. If you are Christian, then don't be homosexual, don't adopt children. But forcing this belief onto other people is wrong. If gays adopting children would KILL the child or KILL other people, then I would get why the answer would be no, but it's not hurting ANYONE! No one is physically harmed in adopting children. Also, homosexuals are the cause for the highest adoption rate. Making child adoption illegal for homosexuals will cause these children to be forced to live in an orphanage or out on the street. So YES, I believe that homosexuals should be allowed to adopt. Thank you for reading this. I hope that I am heard. Thank you.
Homosexuals are people too and they deserve the right to happiness. If America is so free, why shouldn't same sex couples be able to adopt? A child can be loved by two parents who are the same gender just as much as by two parents who are not. If everyone is equal and heterosexuals can adopt then so should homosexuals. Homosexuals are equal and should be allowed to adopt too.
Much is misunderstood about homosexuality/bisexuality etc. which is why this fight must continue. Some think gays are pedophiles which is offensive and wrong. Actually, there are more pedophiles who are heterosexual than homosexual. Should we disallow heterosexual adoption? Others take a fundamentalist approach to selective phrases in Holy Books to disallow adoption. This is fine for those who follow the religion, don't impose it on others. Otherwise, you should expect to have things imposed on your own personal life based on a religion that is not yours. Ready to veil ladies? The Bible also states divorce isn't allowed. It is a sin to be unmarried but living together and/or having children. Keep Church & State separate. Still, there are religions that accept gays rather than ostrasize them. I consider myself a Christian, but not fundamentalist. Please don't classify Christianity as one. Gays have raised children for centuries - not a new concept, but one needing recognition. How? They conformed to pressure, married and had children despite the marriage being a farce. The comments on the "no" side are tired and old. Gay is the new Black. Where Blacks were not given rights gays find themselves in the same position. What an embarrassment for the country. "I feel so sorry for the kids", writes one ignorant contributor. People used to say that about kids of mixed marriages. This is typical for any minority, ie. the majority does not understand the differences/care. Thus, the decision should not be referendum style. Would the South have just voted to give civil rights to Blacks? Think about that. Some of the homophobic remarks written on this site under the "no" section such as referring to gays as deviants is what makes life difficult for gays, drives teens to suicide and creates homophobia. If you are teaching your children gays are deviants, you are setting up an atmosphere to justify bullying. You are preaching hate and you had better question your parenting and how lovingly "Christian"/ "religious" your message is. Regarding "choosing to be gay": being gay isn't choosing to be vegetarian, you are born gay/bisexual etc. Did you choose to be heterosexual? How do you know you are heterosexual if you didn't try gay relationships? See your point is illogical when used against you. If only a mother and father represent a "normal" family, tell that to children of all divorced parents/dysfunctional families. The divorce rate is currently near 50%. I've had many friends who had divorced heterosexual parents. Most had negative feelings about one or didn't even see one of them much. And since when did a heterosexual marriage guarantee any stability? Let's remember too that many gays grew up in homes with heterosexual parents surrounded by heterosexuals They were still gay and knew it from an early age. Because our sexual orientation is not the same doesn't mean we love our parents less. More progressive countries i allow gay marriage and gays to adopt. The sky did not fall in!
When growing up, it is important that children have a strong central family unit. The best way to do this is with a mother and father figure. Children that are raised by homosexual couples are not only more likely to become homosexuals themselves, but are more likely to have an unbalanced, unfair childhood.
I think that it is really sad that some people believe it is better for kids to spend their whole life in an orphanage than living in a caring household with two loving parents. So what if they're gay, its still better than spending your life in an orphanage with no parents whatsoever and not having the love and care that all kids should have.
A child can be raised as a healthy kid if they have 2 committed parents. Love between the parents and child(s) equal a triangle of a working relationship. Gay couples that have adopted a child provide love and are committed, this means that the family will be tight and less likely to end in divorce. Adopting a child will also be more in demand if the possibility of gay couples adopting a child is permitted. This will mean there will be less lonely children living in orphanages.
I'm amazed as to how we're having this argument in this century and day? Fine, this is for the fatuous people remaining on this Earth. The fact is that homosexual people are more than capable of raising children. Why? Because by sticking to their hearts and defying all those discriminating homophobes they have shown that they have determination strength and will to live happily without the consent of other people. What do you care if they're gay. Their moral values will be instilled into the child and as long as they have the love they need then who cares? There are thousands of heterosexual parents who are vile and do not deserve to be parents or humans because they physically abuse their child or do not give them the love they need. If those type of scum get a chance to raise kids then why not the homosexuals who have great courage to go against religion, so-called "logic" and the brainwashed idiots?
Even same-sex couples may want children, and why should we stop them? Because it will impact the child's sexuality? There is an absent mother and/or father figure? The child will be made fun of? The only question here that holds ground is the last one: the child will be made fun of. The others are completely untrue, many homosexuals and bisexuals are raised in heterosexual families. Therefore the gender and sexual orientation of the parents provide little impact on a child's sexual development. Also, the lack of a mother and/or father figure is present in many modern families. With a lot of divorce many children are either raised by their mother or father, and they grow up just fine. So a child's life is not drastically impacted by having homosexual parents, therefore they should be able to adopt.
Two people whether they are gay or not are perfect to raise a child. The gender of a person does not matter to help raise a child. People riase children by themselves and thats okay so why should two people of the same sex not be able to raise a child by themselves?
When I think about a family, I think of love. I believe, without a doubt, that gay and lesbian people are able to give love to their children, just as much, if not, even more, that opposite sex couples do. I don't see why same sex couples are a big deal, I think it's just love. And love is all you need to make a family.
Homosexuals should be allowed to adopt children. Straight parents have the right to adopt, why not homosexuals? They are people too. It isn't fair for the homosexuals because they may be better parents than a straight couple. It is pure discrimination and it is immoral to say that gay parents are not good parents. Some orphans need parents and are glad to even be wanted, even if it is by a gay couple. I know I would want to be adopted by someone who loves me, not because it isn't right.
What is so wrong if a gay or lesbian couple want to adopt? They want to start a family, and that's the only way they can. God created this world so that people can love one another, no matter what they are; gay, straight, lesbian...He sees everyone the same. I feel that people should loosen up and put themselves in that situation. If you were gay or lesbian, and you and your partner wanted to start a family, what would you do? ADOPT. yes, you know you would. So, why don't you think about that because it doesn't make sense for people to say shit when they don't think about if they were those people.
It's not like they are killers or abusive people. They deserve the same rights as straight couples to have a child. Nobody should deny someone else's desire to have a child no matter what. Compared to all of those unwanted pregnancies, if someone is willing to step up and be the father or mother for a child, then let them be and stop being mean.
Should heterosexual people be allowed to legally adopt is the same question isn't it?
Should blue eyes or brown eyes have different rights in adopting a child?
That's all this is, genetic discrimination.
Of course if the the same procedure should be used if the homosexual parents are fit too, in terms of finical circumstances so so forth, however based on their sexuality is a stupid reason they cant.
Many children have had very hard lives. Many children need a family to care for them; a fresh start. It doesn't matter what their sexual orientation is. I can promise you that any orphan would take two dads/two moms over nothing. All that matters is that a loving, stable, safe home is offered to a child.
They should, not many people want to adopt and if they want to why cant they? Who is going to tell them they cant? Are straight couples not going to be able to adopt as well? I think that a kid needs for him/her to be adopted is a loving family and a place to live, and were they can actually live.
I'm a sixteen year old straight male doing a debate for my high school government class with an obvious siding. Odds are they have enough hardships to be together that they should have the right of adoption. Statistically speaking, children of homosexual couples are mentally stronger, more likely to speak up for others, and reach out to disabled children. Many argue that they are weaker psychologically however there are children who grow up and blend in to society. Many are ashamed of their parents because of society's views and in turn are ashamed of being ashamed.
Homosexuals are not different from other people, why shouldn't they be abel to adopt children?
If they want a child they are going to give all there love, the child is going to be wanted. Not like other parents that got pregnant by mistakes.Why should children be in a orphanage or at the streets, starving with out a home? If they can live with a loving and caring family?
Or a house with abusive straight parents?
I think the important part is for a child to be in a loving home, I am a gay male, come from a very traditional family, my parents are still together and very happy, I am currently single and working on my career but I know that one day when I am with someone I will want children and I know for a fact that my children will be provided with everything, from a solid roof to love and support, a proper education
Homosexuals shouldn't be restricted to do things just for being what they are. Instead of prohibiting them from having a family and being happy, why don't you look after yourself and your lousy parenting skills? I'm sorry to put it this way but saying it's "unnatural" makes you look like you've just arrived on this planet yesterday. We're living in the 21st century, hello? Don't you think all those excuses are a bit old-fashioned? If we don't try to change this world and open people's minds, then who will and when?
Gays and lesbians are humans just like you and I. We all deserve equal rights. So many babies and children need homes. I say if you do not want gays to adopt then tell straight people to stop having babies they do not want or can not take care of!
Sexuality doesn't affect whether you're a good or bad parent. It only affects who you find attractive. It has nothing to do with parenting. If a couple want to adopt they should be able to, regardless of race, sexuality, religion etc. Kids aren't born with prejudice, they will only care that they have a loving home. Why should they be denied this because of some adults' prejudice about a natural phenomenon.
You have to look at which is the bigger issue here. Societal and religious disgust over homosexuality or how many children need a home? For the people that are saying that the child will grow up "confused" if raised by a homosexual couple, I would be more confused growing up going to foster home to foster home. I'm a believer that more people in this world should adopt. I'm in a heterosexual relationship with my fiance and we don't want biological children--we want to adopt later in life. I think we should overlook the orientation and more at the person and the person's ability to give the child a good home. There's more to the person than their orientation and the child raised in a home with same-sex couple with the right providers will grow up to see that.
Would you rather live in a care home or have two loving and supportive adoptive parents? Everyone should be given an equal opportunity to adopt. Having gay parents doesn't make you gay nor does having straight parents make you straight. I would rather have a family that is gay than not have a family,
Homosexuals can love and care for a child, and support them. They can have a job and bring in income and help this child grow into an adult. Also, if they can't adopt them, and heterosexual couples can't adopt them, then they will just spend the rest of their childhood in foster care. I would rather have a homosexual couple take care of me then no family at all.
... They deserve to have a life. Life is too short to think about waiting. After all they have the right. I mean It's none of our business. Having a child is wonderful and adopting one is even more. Giving them a home,a family and a life where they can live a normal one. I support IT because they might be better parents than straight people.
SO STOP DENYING THEM THEIR RIGHTS STARTING FROM *ADOPTING A CHILD* .
Who are we to tell anyone that they should not be parents because they are gay? Everyone needs a family and most gay parents are in fact betters parents then straight parents. Their kids are more well rounded and get along better with others . I am gay and hope to one day adopt a few children of my own.
There are hundreds of thousands of kids who have no parents or real homes to call their own and tons of couples or people who wish to adopt. I think the first step to being a good parent is actually saying you want a kid because it shows (a lot of the time) that you've put some thought into how it could change your life and the struggles that are sure to come. To say no to these people because, "Children who grow up in a homosexual household have higher chances to develop conditions: x, y, or z" or, "The children will have some sort of imbalance due to only having one gender in the household." is silly because the number of single parent households where the child can't even MEET their other parents far outnumber those who have a "stable, living-with-both-parents" household. Then there's the child will be the center of teasing reason. If there's anything most homosexual parents can teach, it's to be proud of yourself and to never let what closed-minded-idiots who understand nothing about what they're teasing for upset you. Even if they went with heterosexual parents, there's still the chance they'll be teased for something else so I guess it's not a valid argument. It's not the best argument I know, but I just find it so stupid to turn away willing foster parents, just because of who or what they like. If it's a parenting issue, then why not have the parents bring in the child once or twice a month and talk with the child one on one. Give the child a private look over for scars or bruises. There's a lot of things they could do that would cost them virtually no money to ensure the child is in a well balanced environment. Thanks for reading and I'm sorry it went on so long. Had a lot to say. :D
Just because homosexuals have the same gendered partner, doesn't mean that they are any less human than you and I are. They have feelings and they feel love and affection the same as we do. There is nothing wrong with loving someone of the same gender. Just because the couple is two men or two women, that doesn't mean that the child that they have is going to end up being gay or lesbian. The gay or lesbian person adopting the child more than likely came from a straight home, but in their heart they felt loving someone of their gender was right.
I realise that some people may have religious reasons for not agreeing with gay adoption, and I'm not going to say insults towards those religions or anyone's beliefs, as I strongly believe that people have the right to believe what they want and live their life as they wish (you know, provided they don't become a mass murderer or anything). However, I also strongly believe that people deserve to have the same rights as everybody else. It isn't fair to deny people the right to marry or have a family. So what if there's no mother or father? That doesn't automatically mean that there won't be any female or male influence in their life. Who are we to deny them the right to have a family and lead the lives that everybody else has? They should be able to be united with their loved ones also and be able to have the same pleasure as having a child to look after and love. And no offence to anyone who is a Christian, but saying that 'if God wanted them to have children, then he would've given the ability too' isn't a good enough reason to say no. If God hadn't wanted suffering in this world, then he wouldn't have created people with cancer or those who were born with an illness forever. So if God truly loves everybody, wouldn't he wish for everyone to have the same rights as everybody else?
If women are sexually attracted to women, their DNA determined this. The DNA had determined this to prevent the women from passing on her genetic line. This could be the evolutionary solution for some unknown genetic abnormality. So by adopting a child, their satisfying their maternal craving for children without passing on their unknown genetic abnormality.
Sexuality is not an influential factor when comparing the parenting of individuals. Sexuality is innate trait that has no correlation to parenting skills and is as bizarre as stereotyping that blue eyed individuals are better parents than brown eyed individuals. There is a vast variety of homosexuals with different personalities, interests, morals, and ethics that play a role in defining who that individual is as a person making a mark on their world. There are homosexuals who are rich, poor, intelligent, greedy, drug abusers, irresponsible, reliable, and caring and there are heterosexuals who fit these traits as well. Therefore, why is the capability of parenting defined by sexuality? Hypothetically, if you unfortunately die in a car accident leaving your children in the hands of an orphanage and adoption agency, would you want their guardians to be judged on their sexuality, or more importantly if they are caring individuals that can provide a successful standard of life? What if they adopted by an abusive heterosexual couple? Would you regret knowing that your children could have been adopted by a loving and caring homosexual couple? There are thousands of homosexual couples who want to adopt but there is a stigma that every single one of them are incapable of parenting, and essentially the same. This is far from the truth. Adoption should be based on the individuals adopting and who they are as equal HUMANS and not based on a biological trait that does not hamper parenting skills.
It is absolutely ridiculous that homosexual people are unable to legally adopt children. They should not be looked at differently just because of their sexuality. They should have the exact same rights as straight people and should NEVER be judged. Its not fair how these people are looked at as they are exactly the same as us.
I believe that homosexuals are able to to raise a child. If they are happy, let them be! No one should be able to tell people how to live their life or that they can't raise a child. All people should have the right to raise a child whether they like the same gender or not!
Why not? There's nothing wrong with a child being brought up in a loving home. Just because the parents are of the same sex doesn't make it any different from heterosexual parents. In fact gay couples from relationships that are more stable than many heterosexual marriages, thus giving adopted children a more secure emotional home! Plus growing up in a gay household won't make those children gay as studies have shown that it has nothing to do with the environment you are brought up in. By the way..I'm 14.
Just because a couple with a particular sexual preference raises a child it doesn't mean that the child will grow up with that preference. Ask any who is gay, they weren't forced to by there parents. In fact, most parents don't want there children to be gay because they will not continue the family bloodline (though there are some other way that they can, these are uncommon). Growing up no one ever told me that I would be attracted to females, I just knew it naturally. American citizens are entitled to the pursuit of happiness. If a homosexual couple wishes to adopt a child and they meet all of the adoption agencies requirements they should certainly be allowed to raise a child.
How would you feel living in a care home? The chances are that you would feel worthless- especially if you are a young child, it is even harder to accept the fact that you are ‘different’ from others as you do not have a parent. This is tough for a child to take in.
This is why anyone who is caring and would provide the child with a better future should be able to adopt. University of Cambridge’s Centre for Family Research have found that gay and lesbian parents are at least as good at coping with the demands of parenting which clearly demonstrates that it doesn’t matter what gender you are, anyone who is kind and loving can take the role of being a good parent. Wouldn’t you rather have somewhere better to live with a loving family rather than in a care home with no parents?
In addition, gay and lesbians rarely become parents by accident, compared with an almost 50% accidental pregnancy rate among homosexuals. They make a vital choice in whether they want to. Most teenagers nowadays are getting pregnant by accident, which leads onto them not being able to look after the baby properly, so it then is taken to a care home whereas the gay couples would be old enough to adopt and look after the child properly.
Furthermore, children aged 4-8 were examined focusing on the quality of family relationships and how parents cope. The study concludes ‘there was no evidence’ that they were affected by having gay/lesbian parents which supports the fact that it does not matter who and what you are, it is the quality of parenting that counts.
There is no risk of accidental pregnancy in gay couples, meaning they're perfectly prepared and ready to meet parenting needs. The argument that children need both a male and female role model is null because people care less about gender roles and men and women are a lot more integrated than they used to be.
Adoption should be about loving, responsible parents being allowed to look after and raise a child. It should not be about the gender of the parents, as there are parents of all sexualities who are good and bad. Furthermore, the idea that all children raised by homosexual parents will become homosexual themselves in nonsensical. I am homosexual and I was raised by heterosexual parents as are the vast majority of homosexual children.
Homosexuals should have just as much rights as the rest of the world, it's bad enough that they can't get married but to keep denying them rights based on how they were born is wrong. That is essentially the same thing as saying that because you are black you have to work in the fields. The only reason to stop them from being able to have a child is because of religious hatred, I personally find homosexuality to be immoral based on my religious views. That doesn't mean I think their rights should be taken away or denied altogether, we have separation from church and state for a reason and this is it.
First off, I AM a christian, and I am asexual so what I have to say is out of sheer respect for every living human being and what they choose, don't choose, or whatever they want to do as long as it's legal.
First off, adoption, giving a home to a child who needs one, you can't refuse that this is a wonderful thing to happen.
Secondly, homosexuals are people too, and if they want to start a family, then adopting a child would be a pretty great way to go, because of reason one.
Thirdly, homosexuals usually have to go through hardships, so they have the experience that they can pass on to their child, so they can be strong as well and can get help through it, be it whatever the child is having hardships about, be it sexuality, what they want to do with their life, or something like that
Fourthly, homosexual parents will be more accepting of them as well, because if their own parents were not accepting of them, they would know how it feels and want to treat their child with respect.
Homosexuals are no different from heterosexuals. You need to take everyone individually. What if you were supposed to be attracted to the same sex, and it was considered to be wrong to be in love with the opposite sex? CHANGE POSITIONS AROUND! If the child is loved and cared for, there is no problem!
I like how people say... What good would it be to legalise homosexual marriage in America? What good would it be to legalise any marriage in America if any kind of parent can put an innocent child who would be longing to just live as a family, in a foster home. No matter skin, sex, or sexuality. Every generation, some heterosexual families influence this 'true discrimination', that being different can lead to a troubled life. Aren't we dealing with bullying for youths enough about this subject, in particular. Like how 'straight' people cause trouble in the world, why all of a sudden, even being innocent [anti-terrorist, against rape, etc...] and believing in same sex makes you an 'incorrect human being', after all, one group gave this discriminated name, so why can't straight people who have done wrong, 'for ever' be given a discriminated name too? See the ignorance of today now? Legalise Equality. Thank you.
Love is love, and who one loves does not define how they will parent. People adopt kids to provide nurture, care and love, just because they are a gay couple does not make them inhuman. They will love those kids with every ounce they can since they cannot have their own. Sources say that kids that grow up with same sex parents live a happy, normal life. Get out with the whole "They will get bullied for not having a normal lifestyle." I had a "normal" lifestyle, and guess what? I still got bullied. It's inevitable, bullying is going to happen whether you're gay or not, or whether your parents are gay or not.
I say yes all the way, I think same sex parents would do a phenomenal job and would be able to have an open relationship with the kids!
For many people in the "No" column. Do you remember what took prayer out of school? Oh yeah! Church & State, You remember how in some states Gay Marriage is legal? Church & State, and in 20 states Gay Adoption is legal? Church & State. You know why religious things are not up for discussion in school? Church & State.
Here's the definition of Separation between Church & State if you can't remember;
Our nation was predicated on unalienable rights with governance through family, church and community, each rightfully sovereign within its sphere. Human dignity, legal equality and personal freedom reflect biblical values imparted on Western Civilization, which retains these values in secular form while expunging their Author from public discourse.
I'm an atheist and I think religious people need to butt out if they are against gay marriage or adoption. You're not being affected, so let people be happy. No ones forcing you to attend a gay wedding or babysit a gay child, or whatever. Just live and let live.
1st. Religion is intolerant. 2nd. Every one has a right to the pursuit of happiness, so why not give homosexuals the right to have children (adopted)? I feel that they should be given the same rights that any other human has. Black, straight, asian, homosexual, bisexual, white...We are all human and deserve equal rights and liberties.
I have never been to an orphanage but I don't think having a homosexual parent will make a homosexual kid, people are born how they are in my view. Religion is as close to being outdated as ever and while many of us grew up in a theist society I don't see why we maintain these ancient values. If psychiatric studies show that it is no better or worse then its just a home.
I find it very amusing that people make such an effort to prevent gay couples from having kids. Such concern for kids doesn't seem to show up when speaking about violent parents and children being abandoned in orphanages. I, as a doctor who has several gay patients with kids, am absolutely sure gay couples are perfectly capable of taking care of their children and are often more attentive to the needs of children compared to straight parents. What I also wonder is how can someone who considers himself to be catholic and therefore compassionate prefer to know a poor child in an orphanage rather than with two loving parents.
All children of gay parents are wanted. There are no "accidents." Whether a parent is gay or straight has no influence on a child's sexuality. And gay couples are no less "stable" than the over 50% divorce rate in heterosexual couples. As a child psychiatrist, some of the best parents I have ever seen are same sex couples.
The reason adoptees are 'confused' or, as Pat Robertson so 'eloquently' puts it, 'braindamaged' is because of the closed records adoption system. I am an adoptee now in her forties, and I have a 1970 piece of paper that says my true identity must be concealed. This system of secrets and lies has got to be stopped. The closed records adoption system is where the identity confusion lies, not in the sexual orientation of the adoptive parents. Love and raise a child right and allow that child to know where he or she comes from so he or she can know they are. That's the solution, IMAO.
Adopting a child because you want to have a family is something awesome. Just cause you are gay or lesbian doesn't change that. There are a million of children waiting to adopted by a loving family and I don't think that the child would care that much if they are gay or lesbian if he/she is given love.
I'm trying to write an essay on this topic, and reading all your comments. I'm from Argentina and I support gay marriage and adoption. There are so many children in the streets or institutions and they should have the opportunity of having a family.
I was raised by my mother and grandmother, and technically didn't have a "father figure" and that made me a more aware and open-minded person. I had great childhood, excelled at school, I graduated as a teacher and I'm very happy! Children do not need "a father and a mother" they need people who love and support them, and if it's possible, that they love each other too.
If they can take care of a child, why not? Do you really think a child who has no one, cares about having two mothers, two fathers, or a mother and father, I dont think so. If heterosexuals can take care of a child, why cant homosexuals? Yes most families are made up of a father and a mother. They sometimes abuse the child.
Love is love and the fact the the parents are not different genders is of no consequence- love is all you need to raise a child. The fact the people discriminate based on gender, or discriminate at all, is something disgraceful, something to be ashamed of and not something to be used to stop orphans from being adopted.
I'm aware that as a freshman in highschool my opinion really doesn't matter right now. However, I have recently studied homosexual adoption and wrote a paper on it for my English class. Starting the paper, I had pretty much already made up my mind that gay adoption should be legal, but in writing the paper I discovered many trials and studies that show that some children adopted by homosexuals experience emotional trauma. However, so do the same amount of heterosexual (straight) adopted children. I also found that many things the children complain of is being bullied in high school. I'm in high school. If you aren't bullied in some way then you are doing the bullying. My uncle, who is in fact a homosexual (which is why I grew up accepting them when everyone around me told me not to), began the adoption process of a little girl around the time I began my paper. She was 2 when he decided to adopt her. In her former home, she was malnourished and neglected. Now she is properly fed, smiles all the time, and is my uncle's entire world. I guess the point I'm trying to get to here is that if homosexuals can make just as good of parents as heterosexuals, if not better, then why should they be neglected the right to adopt? My uncle is a better father to her then either of her parents could have ever been, therefore should he be striped of his right to parent this child?
Homosexual people should be allowed to legally adopt children just because homosexuals must have the same rights than heterosexual people. Besides, the vast consensus of all the studies shows that children of same-sex parents do as well as children whose parents are heterosexual in every way. So, why they shouldn't adopt?
What does it actually matter if a person is gay/lesbian they are people too! They have feelings, they feel love, they need love. All they want is to be treated normal! They have done nothing wrong, and by telling them that they can't adopt children is discriminatory! And that's a bunch of bull crap! I mean come on. Seriously..Single, straight people are allowed to adopt, which would mean that that child would not have the opportunity to have either a mother or a father and that's ok? That doesn't make any sense. And what does it even matter if a child doesn't get the opportunity to have either a mother or a father. So what if they just have one parent, it shouldn't matter because that child is still going to be treated with tons of respect and whoever is raising that child whether it be just a mother or just a father whether they are gay or straight! They are still going to love their children to no extent! And by saying that a child should have a mother AND a father is crap! That shouldn't have anything to do with anything! As I said about the single parent thing, they are still allowed to adopt. And speaking on a personal note, I was raised by a mother and a father, who always told me that they would love me no matter what, whether I ended up loving girls or loving guys. So I've always felt very open at home, they have also always taught me to believe in myself and believe in what I think is right. And to follow my dreams, and its my dream to get people to understand that gay/lesbian people are amazing and should be able to adopt children because they deserve to have a family too! They have done nothing wrong! Also switching back to the whole "children are supposed to be raised by a mother AND a father" thing, I love both my mom and dad soo much and I'm lucky to have them but I think it would be soo cool to be raised by a gay/lesbian couple! I would be proud to call them my parents! And when I see people saying that a child born into a lesbian/gay household and a child being raised by a lesbian/gay couple, weren't given a choice on who they're parents were, and if they wanted to have gay/lesbian parents. What does that have to do with anything! I was born into a heterosexual household. I wasn't given the choice of having lesbian/gay parents. What if I want to be raised by lesbians? Or be raised by gays? I wasn't given that choice. So to say that a child being raised by a lesbian/gay couple had no choice, is wrong on soo many levels. And now that you've read all of this. I would like to tell you that you just got owned by a 16 year old. Have a nice day.
Regardless of what other people believe, there is no evidence that children are negatively affected by being raised by two parents of the same gender. A child needs nurturing, it needs somebody to cherish and value it. Homosexuals are just as capable as heterosexuals are in terms of raising a child. They can financially support them, and they would nurture their kid.
It is better to have gay parents than to be in an orphanage. Gay couples may be more stable than heterosexuals. To not let them adopt is discrimination. Personal views are what is holding homosexual couples back from adopting. The gay couple could be suitable and good people. To judge someone just because they are gay is ridiculous. People argue that they shouldn't be able to because it is against Christianity. God also says that he is the only one that is able to judge them, and to love your neighbor as yourself.
They are humans that are just trying to raise a child. Nothing much of a big thing its there life there decisions on the things they want to do. They should be no judgmental comments on this cause they are who they are. And are just trying to make a family. I am 15 i am putting in for them.
There is no proof that children raised by same sex couples are harmed or deprived in any way. There is proof that children are happy and healthy in those homes. I think it is wrong for people to say that a child is being mistreated because their parents are same sex. Also, I think that it is wrong how adoption agencies really don't suggest to people that there may be a gay family that wants to adopt or foster a child.
If Heterosexuals are allowed to adopt then why shouldn't Homosexuals? It is an insult to the couple as it says that they are not suitable parents, despite fact that studies shown that Gay Fathers are statistically are better Fathers, than Heterosexuals. This is because the Heterosexual fathers are more likely to leave the emotional side of parenting to the Woman
Why should we let heterosexuals have children if no one lets homosexuals have children? Homosexuals wouldn't hurt anyone yet society continues to think that. Its unfair to same couples. Being pansexual, I'm always laughed at and told that I want nothing to do but hurt someone. Am i not human? Why are people so afraid of same couples to be in our society. Who cares if child grows up with two fathers or two mothers. It's life and they still grow up and become whatever they want to become. They don't get hurt, why does society continue to think that children are more likely to be abused in a homosexual home? It's so screwed up on how our society is today. I support homosexuals and you best believe that i WILL stand up when it comes to stuff like this and to same sex marriage.
Homosexual couples have just the same right to be a parent as heterosexuals. Just because their orientation may be different from yours doesnt make them bad parents. In studies they make great parents just as well as non-homo parents do. You act like they are insane or monsters, they arent they are people just like me and you. Dont be so quick to judge.
The only real difference between gay people and straight people is that gay people are attracted to the same sex, where straight people are attracted to the different sex. To say that gay people can't parent is just ignorant. You have no proof. Gay people are exactly like straight people, some are good at parenting some aren't. You say think about the childrens best. Why shouldn't a poor kid have the chance to grow up in a safe and loving home? Don't you think a orphan would be happy to have parents, no matter what kind of gender the parents prefer?
I don't understand why people are against people who are gay adopting a child if they really want to and it really doesn't matter what gender they are if they love each other and are willing to take a child into their family and raise the kid and love them like their own then hell yeah I'm all for it. It doesn't matter if their raised by two mom's or two dad's it doesn't mean that the kid will only hang out with guys only or girls only. All that matters is that the child has a home and a loving family. What gender you are doesn't matter. It's stupid that people say that it does.
It is amusing to see these statistics appearing on the 'No' side. Especially when very few people have actually provided legitimate resources for these so called, 'studies' and 'statistics.' My first question is, is your husband or wife your equal? I presume the answer would be 'Yes.' So particularly in regards to same-sex marriage, why don't same-sex couples deserve the opportunity to have the same rights of your spouse? You'd probably say, 'Because its unnatural, its not healthy for children, and its disgusting.' Hold it right there: 'unnatural and disgusting?' Homosexuality has been around since the dark ages and even before then. Tell me of one country you know of that is inhabited, that does not have ANY same-sex couples. Exactly, every inhabited country as at least one homosexual couple, and its not new. If the couple loves each other that's all that matters and they deserve the right to share their lives together. If you've read the bible, it also says, 'Love your neighbour,' and frankly that screams the true reason that it should be legalised. Because everyone deserves equality, whatever religion, sexual orientation, and race. No one has ever said that a child that comes from a homosexual family has been anymore bullied than a child from a heterosexual couple. Children deserve to be loved. If their adoptive parents are going to care for them, provide them a decent and education and helping the achieve their dreams; I think the sexual orientation is irrelevant. I am also a Christian, but first and foremost my God told me to love others and support them through their trials and tribulations, some people need to learn that any person's relationship isn't theirs to judge.
Same-sex couples are just as capable as heterosexuals of raising healthy, happy kids - studies show this time and time again.Discrimination hurts everyone. If we use our fear and hatred to limit the rights of individuals who are really not much different from us, then we create a world where conflict, pain and fear prevail. Not a good world to live in.
Gay people have the same rights we do. They go to school, go to work, pay their taxes. If a kid needs a home then a gay or straight parent shouldn't make a difference. It was shown that gay people are more likely to pick the kids that are harder to adopt like kids with special needs and older kids.
It’s about the kids, Life liberty and pursuit of happiness. Denying these young American children the same pursuits is just wrong. A home is proven to benefit a child development and success in the future. It’s just very sad that legislators in many states are truly on the wrong side of what is right. Gay or Straight parenting isn’t a skill just a narrow-minded label.
There is no evidence saying that children growing up in a homosexual household come out any different than one who has one mom and one father. In fact it all depends on the environment that parents provide for their child. Saying that children should not be adopted by gay parents because they will be bullied is not a valid reason, instead teach other kids not to bully.
There is no specific reason that shouldn't allow homosexual people, specifically, to start and raise a family. Raising children and starting a family is something that most people look forward to in life. Who has the right to take that privilege away from someone? That's not okay. If you take away the right to raise children from an entire group of people and name all of them incapable, that is prejudice, discriminating, and has no place in our democratic society
Numerous studies over the last three decades consistently demonstrate that children raised by gay or lesbian parents exhibit the same level of emotional, cognitive, social, and sexual functioning as children raised by heterosexual parents. This research indicates that optimal development for children is based not on the sexual orientation of the parents, but on stable attachments to committed and nurturing adults. The research also shows that children who have two parents, regardless of the parents’ sexual orientations, do better than children with only one parent. While some states have approved legislation sanc- tioning second parent adoption, other court judgments and legislation have prohibited lesbian women and gay men from adopting or co-parenting. Therefore, in most of the United States, only one partner in a committed gay or lesbian couple may have a legal parental relationship to a child they are raising together. Adoption by a second parent, however, would not only formalize a child’s existing relationships with both parents in a same-sex couple, it would also provide vital security for the child.
Children could avail themselves of both parents’ health insurance benefits, access to medical care, death benefits, inheritance rights, and child support from both parents in the event of separation. Adoption protects both parents’ rights to custody and/or visitation if the couple separates or if one parent dies. The American Psychiatric Association has historically supported equity, parity, and non-discrimination regard- ing legal issues affecting mental health. In 2000, APA supported the legal recognition of same sex unions and their associated legal rights, benefits, and responsibilities. APA has also supported efforts to educate the public about homosexuality and the mental health needs of lesbian women, gay men, and their families. Removing legal barriers that adversely affect the emotional and physical health of children raised by lesbian and gay parents is consistent with the goals of the APA.
If you as a female were unable to produce children would you want to be told you could not adopt? If you wouldn't want to be told no, why would you be unwilling to accept a same sex couple being allowed to adopt. A family is a family, as long is the child stays happy and grows up loved it should not matter the sex of the parents... Just like a parent should love the child no matter their sex or sexual orientation.
Researches show that the children are mentally stable and have no predisposition to homosexuality, and nor do they show insecurity about their sex.
Homosexual couples also are proved to be more stable and careful about their child (not that any heterosexual couple is careless about their child).
People argue that the child might be bellied and this is true. But why would they be bullied? Because it is something different and up until now it has thought to be strange and wrong. Just like the enslavement of black people. It was thought that black people were inferior but once slavery was abolished people gradually believed in equality between black people and white people.
This is the same thing for Homosexuals. If they are allowed to adopt then some generations of children might be bullied but eventually this idea of equality of sexuality will be 'engraved' into society and therefore it will not seem strange nor wrong.
I don't think this has much to do with equality of sexuality because for Adoption the European Convention Of Human Rights does not guarantee a right to adopt as the purpose of the child that is not able to have a family... It has to do with the fact that because there is no negative effect other than today's prejudicial society.
I can't think of a single reason why they shouldn't be. Obviously only the couples that want to. Not even the "Their children will be teased at school" argument, often put forward by people who accept the right of homosexuals to marry but not to adopt, as if homosexuality was some perversion to be tolerated but still sanction as not to encourage it, is completely twisted. Whose fault is it if someone's homophobic parents don't keep their intolerant opinions to themselves and instead instill them in their children? Is it the fault of the gay couple? No. Is it the fault of the adopted child? No. Is it even the fault of the child who teases? Again, no. So none of these three should be punished or used as scapegoats for the close-mindedness of others.
I believe that there are many kids in this world that don't have a home nor loving parents so if they get the opportunity to have one I think they should be able to. Same sex couples that are able and actually great parents should have the chance to have children as long as they meet the requirements all parents should.
There is no difference between two women or two men raising a child than there is a man and a woman raising a child together. A child can have just as rocky a childhood growing up with same-sex parents as with heterosexual parents; the sexual orientation has no cause and effect, it's dependent on the people, as human's and parents, raising their children as they see fit for this world. Homosexuals couples have the same problems, the same good things as heterosexual couples do.
The most popular argument; 'because it is not God's will' and 'It is not the Christian way', can be turned around, inside out and upside down how much you'd like. The fact that not all people are Christian or believe in God does not seem to be in the picture at all. If a persons religion says they can get married to however they want, why can't day? Because it is not the Christian way? But the person is not a Christian, then why can't they, if the US is such a good country, why not the acceptance and the "freedom"? There is of course, a lot of different interpretations of the bible and what it says. The most famous quote 'Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable' 18:22 from the Leviticus is the most famous. What does it mean? Well lets just remember what a woman was back when the bible was written. A woman was an object. Something owned by her husband, father or brother. Of course men shall not treat other men as they treat women, women aren't near what men was. Of course, we are now grown ups and have realised that the bible is quite outdated. Women are not objects, and we don't stone people to death when they say Jehovah.
Another argument is that the child adopted by the homosexual couple will naturally turn gay. That the child is only exposed to a homosexual lifestyle and that that is toxic. That is personally very hard for me to understand, because does children from heterosexual couples naturally turn out straight? Are the children born in a heterosexual family not exposed to homosexuality, or any other sexuality, at all? The answer is no. As the child from either a homosexual or a heterosexual couple they will be exposed to a lot of different identities or lifestyles that does not equal their own, thanks to the internet and television, as well as in school. The heterosexual parents might have homosexual friends that the child spends a lot of time with, the same with the homosexual parents.
'The child doesn't want to be put in a world where he was two fathers or two mothers'. Do you think they much rather stay in the "family homes" with tons other children in not so good living conditions, and move from family to family and never really get a home?
'A child needs two parents of each gender to grow up healthy'. Does this mean that single parents, where the other part of the couple might have died or is in no way capable of taking care of a child, should give up their child to people they've never met? Children has been living with just one gender parent since the dawn of time.
I am a gay man and think that no matter what sex you are married to you should be able to adopt children. It should not matter to whom you are married just that you can give that child that you are adopting a good and stable home no mater what. Who cares if you are gay. You should still be allowed to have kids. It is your choice not the adoptions agency's on who you like and are married to. So I say YES gays should be allowed to adopt.
If straight people are able to start a family why shouldn't gays? We are all human beings and want the same things in life. Legalize gay marriage and let them start building their families. There is no difference in who is parenting. There are parents now who don't treat their kids well. Why not let LGBT people raise kids, they'll probably do a better job then most parents.
No one ever should say that homosexual people can’t give as much love as heterosexual couples to children or respectively their children. Children of homosexual parents don’t have a different meaning or position to their parents than heterosexual parents.
The argument that kids need both genders of the parents is also invalid, because then a single father or mother shouldn’t be allowed to raise their children. But people who are a single mother or father are allowed to raise their children alone so the children still need a father or mother position and often a brother sister or someone else of their life takes this position, there is always someone else who can over take the position as a mother or father if it isn’t there.
Some people say that homosexuality is a disease, but it is definitely not! The kids won’t get “sick” of it and become homosexual. They can, but they can become as homosexual as with heterosexual parents.
We don’t have the perfect parent, not in a heterosexual relationship, not when there is a single mom or dad. No one has proven that homosexual couples are worse parents then the other parents. It is a dummy argument to say that the children of homosexual parents are getting bullied, because everyone can gets bullied for the silliest reasons, like their hair colour, where you’re coming from or what are you doing as a hobby. Children from homosexual parents are not different from other children!
They are just as capable of raising well-rounded children as hetero parents, single parents, adoptive parents extended family etc are. The fact is - and everyone MUST realise this - that gay parents already exist and have done so for many years. How can we argue over whether they should when they DO already. We should focus on supporting them, not condemning them. A village raises a child.
If they can give a better life to the child than they have then it is good. The child might become more acceptable to homosexuality. So the sexuality of the adopter would matter to the child. The child will be happy if they are healthy and have a nice healthy environment.
There are so many children out there that need a home. A couples sexual orientation should have no impact on the decision to let a couple adopt. What someone does behind their bedroom door does not make them a better or worse parent. Same sex couples can show just as must love and affection to their children as straight couples.
There are many facts, examples and testimonies that can support why a child can still benefit from living in a same sex couple home. A recent by study psychologist Rachel Farr, from the University of Virginia, and her colleagues examined child development and parenting in over 100 families with adopted children, including 29 gay couples, 27 lesbian couples, and 59 heterosexual couples. The study found that the same-sex couples had higher education levels and greater economic status than the opposite-sex couples and that both partners in the same-sex couples were more likely to be employed.
Gay people are American citizens with the same rights as every other American citizen. And all American citizens have the same civil rights. One civil right is the right to adopt a child. The US cannot justify denying gays from adopting children unless they acknowledge that not every American citizen has the same civil rights. Since this claim is ridiculous, one must conclude that one's sexual orientation should not prevent one from adopting a child.
Sure it could put the kid in a bit of a sticky situation, but the couple loves each other and wants bring up a kid, then i say go for it! Its like saying that a single person cant adopt because God didnt allow them to split themselves in half and create a bunch of new cells. Its such bull. I bet a lot of homosexuals are much better parents than straight. Its the 21st century, things are changing and just go with it
People who believe that gay couples shouldn't be allowed to adopt are absolutely ignorant and selfish. There are plenty of children up for adoption and by only allowing heterosexual couples to adopt would significantly decrease the chance of children being adopted. Also, most heterosexual couples that are fertile would most likely have their own children and not adopt. People should respect others decisions for wanting to adopt a child while being gay. This is not an issue as there are plenty of gay couples that would love to adopt a child but are not able to because of the law(in Australia etc) and would be perfect candidates for adopting a child.
I'm gay myself and when im around my nephews and nieces I always feel like I wish I could have my own. Why shouldn't any happy couple have the right to adopt? After all studies have proven that people are born straight or gay so once a child is in a loving home whats the difference?
Homosexuals should also be allowed to adopt children. Actually, it is much better for the child to be raised with two parents instead of only one. The most important thing is wether they are good parents or not, but it is impossible to conclude that with the reason being their sexual orientation.
If a homosexual would like to adopt a child, let them because the children in foster cares are wanting new and happy homes to live in and have a family that loves them. Why does it matter if a person is gay or lesbian? Let them do what the heck they want because it isn't your right to tell them what to do and what not to do.
Why not? Isn't it better for a child to have parents then not at all, for them to be in a loving family. I don't understand why members of the LGBT comminity are treated any differnatly just because of one thing about them. Yes people looking to adopt should be investigated to see that the child will be looked after and cared for, but just becuase you are gay dosen't mean you can not raise a child and love and support it.
Homosexual parents can be equally as good or bad as heterosexual parents and there are a LOT of kids that need homes with people who will love them. If single people and heterosexual couples can adopt, then a homosexual that shows that they have a loving and stable place to raise a kid should be given the same right.
I think anyone with a functional and stable home should be aloud to adopt a child. I personally think that we are all people, we all have feelings, interests, fears, quirks about us ect. Just because someone is gay why shouldn't they be aloud to adopt children? And what harm is it actually doing? This nation is still too focused on religion.
The following information comes from the article, Psychological and Social Outcomes
for Children of Same-Sex Couples, which was taken by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). SPSSI is an international group of approximately 3000 psychologists, allied scientists, students, and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social issues.
One of the arguments against permitting same-sex couples to adopt or foster children is that
allowing them to become parents would be detrimental to the psychological and social well-being
of the children. Social science research, however, challenges this theory. Data suggests that
children raised by same-sex couples are equivalent to children of heterosexual partners in their
psychological adjustment, cognitive abilities, and social relationships with peers and adults.
Research Findings about Children raised by Same-Sex Couples
• Studies indicate that children of same-sex couples are equal to children raised by
heterosexual parents in their school functioning (e.G., concerning grades or school
connectedness), cognitive and physical abilities, and self-concept.
• These children do not show greater tendencies toward psychosocial problems (e.G.,
depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem) than children in heterosexual households.
• Researchers have consistently found that children of gay and lesbian parents reported having
normal, positive and healthy relationships with their peers.
• The overall perceived quality of parent relationship, care from other adults, closeness with parents, understanding from parents, and perceived autonomy was reportedly equivalent among children with same-sex parents to youth raised by opposite-sex couples.
• Studies show that children with lesbian mothers are equal in their emotional and behavioral
adjustment to their counterparts raised by heterosexual mothers.
• Empirical data suggest that children with lesbian mothers experience greater mother-child
interaction and contact with biological fathers than children with single heterosexual mothers.
• In a scientific survey, children of lesbian mothers reported having a better relationship with
their step parent than those of heterosexual mothers.
• Scholarly research confirmed that children with lesbian parents have equal contact with
grandparents, other relatives, and adult non-relatives to those with heterosexual parents.
• According to scientific evidence, substance abuse, delinquency, or feelings of victimization
are no more common among children of same-sex couples than among children of heterosexual couples.
I support homosexuals and their right to adopt. But you want to know what else the Bible says? In Leviticus 20-15: "And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast." Leviticus 20-16: "And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." Leviticus 20-18: "And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people." Leviticus 20-27: "A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them." Leviticus 21-9: "And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall by burnt with fire." I can name many other disturbing quotes from the Bible if I wanted to. It also says to stone a women if she gets a divorce. It says that you can't marry a woman if she is divorced, not a virgin, a whore, or a widow. Some of these people using religion as an excuse to ban homosexual marriage and homosexual adoption should read the Bible better. We don't do most of this things we do, do we? I don't think so.
I have seen many "straight" couples who should not have children, but do. They are abusive, irresponsible and do not deserve the right to raise children. I have experienced first hand gay couples who have adopted, they love their children unconditionally and they have turned out to be upstanding adults! Please do not preach the bible to anyone unless you are a perfect human being, and at last check, no one was!
I am a total christian, and yes the bible does say that you may not be homosexual but it also says do not judge for i will judge you in front of my father. Also who are you to judge? Its there choice not yours. Also all the orphans need homes and family's to be with, and i being a homosexual parent wont influence there decision on if they are straight or not.
Why shouldn't they be aloud? Its their choice. Its making the children happier and its making those men happy. This is their life. Calm down and let them live it. Didn't we already legalize gay marrage? Give them more rights. They are the same as anyone else. Let them be happy.
I hate how people bring God into the argument. Can we keep him out for like 5 seconds? I think it doesn't matter whether a person is straight, gay, bisexual, or transgender, they should have the right to adopt. They've made the choice to help a child get out of the system and to try to give them a better life with a family who cares for them.
Jesus has slept with any man and everyone knows how we have surpopulation problems and homosexuals WILL save us. I strongly recommand that straigt people should go to prison for being against the survival of humankind. There isn't more to say, God bless america and homosexuals. As I am an homosexual myself, I think i will conquer the world.
It should NOT matter weather or not your straight or gay if you want to adopt a child that has no home and you have the loving heart to take care of them then you should be allowed to adopt a child if your gay. If there was a law against straight people adopting a child you would fight just like they are to get to adopt a child. So there for it should be fair to gay adoptions.
When you're in the same position as a foster child, there is no room to be picky to as if you get two men or two females. Many argue that they need mothers. Well what about lesbian couples, they get two mothers. No problem with that right? Exactly. And it's not like a child with two fathers will be too masculine or whatnot, there is always going to be a more nurturing and more feminine out of the two.
Homosexual people are as normal as heterosexual people. There is nothing wrong with liking someone who is the same sex as you. To all the "straight" people: What if it wasn't considered normal to like the same sex? What if you were bullied and not accepted for liking the opposite sex? If the homosexual people are not good people, there is a difference. But, heterosexuals have just as much potential as homosexuals to be bad people. I obviously accept homosexual, heterosexual, transsexual, transgender, and bisexual people all the same. I do think that homosexuals should be allowed to legally adopt children. Sorry if I made mistakes, I'm only a child :) <3
Who are we to say that two moms or two dads can't raise a family? Times have changed people. It's time to get out of 19th century rural america and stop believing in made up fables from the bible. After all, talking snakes don't make people eat world revealing apples. Get over it.
We are all people. We all have the right to choose the way we live our lives. I personally am not gay but I completely believe ones sexual orientation does not effect weather they are a good person or any different than the rest of us. Why would you allow an innocent child to be put the the foster care system when there are loving gay couples who have the means to support the child. Having to go threw the adoption process makes these couples really think about weather they want a child or not. While women get pregnant willy nilly without the intentions of taking care of what they bring into this world, there are qualified and loving people who are more than willing to love and care for the child. Anyone who is ignorant enough to say or thing that homosexuals should have any less rights are pathetic.
I agree that a homosexual couple should be able to adopt because every child deserves a family. Also because how it is fair to legally chose someone's lifestyle and desicions they make. It shouldn't have to be an agrument whether or not two males/females want to have a child. In some cases, getting artificially insemanated or letting someone else carry their baby is risky.
For once saying that children need both their parents to develop into healthy adults is wrong because a significant amount of heterosexual couples suck at parenting. Second you say homosexuals will rape their children, on what base? Cases where a parent rapes his child has been, for the most part, from heterosexual couples. You say children from homosexual couples grow up to also be gay which means you are 100% sure that happens too all the cases, please report those families where you have research this subject. Also you quote the bible, but most people on this earth aren't christian why should they follow the bible? Didn't god give free will? And even if homosexual people are christian and they don't obey the bible, do you mean to say that you are without sin? Why so much hate? Have you actually known any homosexual couples? Such generalizations based on nothing aren't conductive to a healthy outlook on this world. They give rise to prejudiced logic and sow the seeds of conflict. Didn't people speak like that for the African American slaves? If you see the logs from that time people used the same faulty logic and quoted the bible to excuse their atrocities. Of course am not telling you to stop hating homosexuals everyone is free to their opinion and reverse racism shouldn't exist but you have to tolerate them as they have to tolerate you. Also stop using the sexual orientation of a person to define his whole, humans are more complex beings than the simple label of gay, straight transsexual etc... I remember a movie once where an adopted african american child from a family of white people put his palm on the palm on his elder sister, his sister then asked him what was the difference in their hands (the childwas not old enough to recognize blacks whites) the child answered "your hands are bigger than mine", and it was beautiful. I am sorry that i left the main subject it's just that this isn't a fight about homosexual couples being allowed to adopt children, it's the endless fight of man against the different things he can't understand and he simply chose to fight them.
As a lesbian woman, I of course am in favor of allowing same sex couples to adopt. The child I one day raise will not be "highly likely to be gay," rather, they will be more likely to be tolerant of gays. I don't believe the conversation of "is it a choice?" is what should be the focus here, though have my opinion on that as well. The heart of the issue is once somebody has their set of beliefs, they are the only one who can decide to change that. I am firm in my belief that homosexual couples deserve all the rights offered to heterosexual couples today, however, I do realize that someone who opposes my view is firm in their belief as well. Rather than try to change that, we have to accept that we will not sway one another. That being said, I feel as though those who have only a negative view of gay people hold that view because they do not actually know anybody who is gay. They may know one person, or hear bad stories about them, but this to me is the same as discriminating against a race for the same reason. The matter at hand should be judged with all religion aside. We live in the United States where there is freedom of religion. Basing our laws on personal phobias or religious ideals seems very selfish to me.
THERE IS NO REASON WHY NOT. Gays won't "rape the children." In the case of mother and father roles, where they are now, they have neither. And in that case, if that's the reason, then singles shouldn't be able to. A gay couple can show more tolerance toward other people due to the fact that they know how it feels to be discriminated against. The child would be less likely to grow up being a friend, not a bully. The child would be loved and cared for in the same way as a heterosexual. The child will be wanted. Besides, the gays still have to go through the same system as everyone else. If there is any reason they aren't capable of being a good parent, would they even pass?
Gay adoption should be legalized because there are an overabundance of orphans in need of a loving family, and with gay adoption, there is a higher chance for them to get that. Sexual orientation shouldn't matter in being a good parent or not, what matters is the love, care, and security that these families could provide.
It is an opportunities for children that wouldn’t have a future. You are giving an opportunity for a couple that can’t do it naturally and as all human beings, they have the right to have a family. In conclusion homosexual people shoul adopt legally children. No disucing of the term
It is better for a child to be adopted by a gay couple rather than not being adopted at all. The couple, even gay, would provide a better education, love and care! I think that all people saying that 'homosexuals would rape the child' or 'there are more chances of the child ending up gay if he is raised by gay parents' or other ridiculous statements like that are being irrational and have no proof.
Anyway, I'm just a fifteen year old straight girl doing a project on this subject and I'm sorry to say that I have more common sense than the people arguing that 'homosexuality is a sin'.
People are the way they are.
There is something in the Bible of Jesus having had sex with a prostitute, and if homosexuality is a 'sin', what can you draw about your supposed views on prostitution?
Think of the child instead of your beliefs.
Child molestation and pedophilia occur much more commonly among homosexuals than among normal people on a per capita basis, according to a new study.
“Overwhelming evidence supports the belief that homosexuality is a sexual deviancy often accompanied by disorders that have dire consequences for our culture,” wrote Steve Baldwin in, “Child Molestation and the Homosexual Movement,” soon to be published by the Regent University Law Review. Baldwin is the executive director of the Council for National Policy in Washington, D.C. And has been a state assemblyman
I understand the argument stating that a child needs to have both a female and a male figure in his/her life to grow up adequately, however, I do not believe it is completely true. Two men, or two women, can perfectly fill the role one man and one woman can. A child needs to have a balanced environment, and the lack of a female or male figure is not going to change that. In fact, there are many gay couples which provide much safer environments for their children to row up in. Generally, gay couples that adopt children are very serious about being parents, and are very dedicated to it, and so far there have been no cases of a child showing a more or less masculine/feminine behavior than it should because of their parents being gay.
I personally believe it is more important for parents to give their children a good education, love, and care, and I don't think gender has anything to do with that.
Why would they not be able to? Really people? I'll admit, seeing same-sex couples kissing and flirting kind of grosses me out, but not allowing them to adopt because of your personal opinions? That just doesn't make sense... Especially when there are children in need. Just let things be people, you can't control everyone and everything, and you have no right to say who can and cannot adopt. A child is not going to be unhappy or unhealthy by having same-sex parents. Maybe when the child realizes the rarity of the situation he will become confused and uncomfortable, but the child will learn that there is nothing wrong with it, and move on. The child will love his parents no matter who they are. No one is perfect. If anything, same-sex adoption will make the child, or children stronger, more loving and more open minded.
I DON'T REALLY CARE WHAT YOUR EXCUSE IS, GAY PEOPLE ARE EQUAL. Liking the same gender doesn't make you a monster or any different from the rest of us. Seeing as they can't have children themselves, why shouldn't they be allowed to adopt just like the usual, heterosexual couple? My point exactly- they should
They deserve all the rights everyone else has. Who are you to tell two people that love one another and cant have children to adopt a kid or two or more. The child deserves two loving parents that want him/her and will love and take care of him/her. It's better to allow them to adopt than to prohibit them from taking care of a kid who lost his parents or got abandoned by them or some other reason
And if straight people have a problem with it then maybe they should stop making children and giving them up and be completely irresponsible with their parts. If its a loving deserving home than who are you to say its not right? Discrimination against sexual orientation is no different from racism. Being gay isn't a choice.
Who am I to say that a gay/lesbian couple cannot adopt a child who so desperately wants and needs a family but also fits in with them. They should be able to adopt because they are helping get more and more children out of foster care and giving them a chance to have a normal childhood and yes I do say normal because I honestly do not believe that a homosexual couple raising children is any different than a heterosexual couple raising children. Big deal they might not get 1 mother and 1 father, they get it better, I believe, because yes men can be sensitive and some men in a relationship be more feminine than the other. They will still go to school, go to college, grow up get married to whoever they fall in love with, there's nothing anyone can do to stop them. Homosexual couples adopting a blessing in disguise because they will be giving many children a roof over their heads, food, clothing, and most of all LOVE, something they may have never been exposed to throughout their young lives. Anyone who states that homosexual couples will turn their children gay are seriously ignorant, being gay is not something you're born with or forced into, it's just who you are and if they say that they will 'rape' them then something is really wrong with them for even thinking that! Facts say that most rapist are guess. . .Wait for it. . .HETEROSEXUAL! People need to chill and realize that the LGBT community and homosexual couples/marriage are become the norm so just DEAL WITH IT!!
I think that it is dumb that we treat homosexuals differently just because of their PERSONAL chooses. They are just like you and me... Humans. They love people, they might have lovers of the same sex but they still love someone. If we discriminate them then we should discriminate everyone else.
During my research I came upon an argument on the matter of gay adoption. This man says that If a gay couple were to adopt a child, the child would have sever aggravations inside and outside of school because they were not raised in a ‘traditional’ family. He also says. “The goal of the process of adoption is to find a couple that will benefit the child most, and in order for the goal to be accomplished, it is essential to have a mom and a dad. A family composed by two parents of the same sex and kids changes the whole idea of what family is. Also it is an attempt to go against the natural course of life.” From research that I have looked up and read in detail, I am willing to say that I completely disagree with this man. There have been numerous studies indicating that children raised by 2 parents have more success and less emotional or behavioral problems than their single-parent counterparts. We can think of several reasons for why this is probably the case: shared division of responsibility, more resources, more emotional support, etc. Of course these same benefits can be provided by 2 parents of the same sex. A UC Berkeley study finds that data indicates there is a visible benefit to having a two-parent family, regardless of whether the couple is married, heterosexual, or same-sex. N that note, much like adopted parents, gay parents typically have to go out of their way to have kids. Meanwhile 50% of heterosexual babies are unplanned. Psychologist Abbie Clark explains, "That translates to greater commitment on average and more involvement.”
They have as much right to adopt as much as hetersexuals. They have to go through all the same things as a hetersexual couple when applying for adoption. They have to have a home study background checks etc. They are as equal as any other couple wanting to adopt children. Just let them do it.
Homosexuals are no naturally different than heterosexuals. Society's controversial thoughts are''Homosexuals are not accepted in Christianity or Islam, or Judaism'', or''If homosexuals commit adoption, their children will get bullied, or their children will also become gay''. In my honest opinion, these are some of the most pathetic and irrelevant arguments that I've seen in a long time. First of, if you believe that homosexuality isn't naturally right, please then tell me why most animal arts, especially dogs, commit homosexual intercourse(above 30%. I don't have my sources to prove this right at the moment, but I've read this from a trust-worthy source). Also, who are you to judge if something is natural or not? Homosexuality is natural because being sexually turned on of the same gender, is not a feeling you can choose to feel, it's something that your brain and hormones feel. And who cares if homosexuality isn't accepted in religion? Lying, divorcing, being disloyal to your wife are also sins that have equal punishment as being a homosexual. And to finish this once and for all off, because a homosexual couple adopts you, it doesn't imply that you'll however also become homosexual. A child's thoughts and feelings about love have nothing to do with his parents, as I've said it's something that's a natural feel which affects your hormones.
Support the homosexuals, fight for their equal rights and justice. Avoid using the letter ''gay'' as a derogatory comment. Never be afraid to be a homosexual. Live your life, don't ruin others and make the world a better place.
It doesn't matter if the child has gay parents, straight parents, or single parents. All the matters is that they are loved. You would rather see a 4 year old in a ditch than have gay parents? If so you need help. There is no specific reason that a child cant have gay parents. Say the bible, well sorry to say not everyone is your religion or doesn't believe. Its 2013. Its not your life, so don't try to get into everyones stuff.
Homosexuals are no naturally different that heterosexuals. Society's controversial thoughts are''Homosexuals are not accepted in Christianity or Islam, or Judaism'', or''If homosexuals commit adoption, their children will get bullied, or their children will also become gay''. In my honest opinion, these are some of the most pathetic and irrelevant arguments that I've seen in a long time. First of, if you believe that homosexuality isn't naturally right, please then tell me why most animal arts, especially dogs, commit homosexual intercourse(above 30%. I don't have my sources to prove this right at the moment, but I've read this from a trust-worthy source). Also, who are you to judge if something is natural or not? Homosexuality is natural because being sexually turned on of the same gender, is not a feeling you can choose to feel, it's something that your brain and hormones feel. And who cares if homosexuality isn't accepted in religion? Lying, divorcing, being disloyal to your wife are also sins that have equal punishment as being a homosexual.
And to finish this once and for all off, because a homosexual couple adopts you, it doesn't imply that you'll however also become homosexual. A child's thoughts and feelings about love have nothing to do with his parents, as I've said it's something that's a natural feel which affects your hormones.
Support the homosexuals, fight for their equal rights and justice. Avoid using the letter ''gay'' as a derogatory comment. Never be afraid to be a homosexual. Live your life, don't ruin others and make the world a better place.
The decisions of two law abiding adults, is not mine or anyone else's damned business. It is no man or woman's right to deny others in the pursuit of happiness, many people who hold homophobic views would be crying out if their own rights were to be violated, to be homophobic is severely hypocritical. Using religious beliefs to back ones own prejudices is not a valid excuse to be hateful either, no persons answer is the answer for everyone, as well as their being no definitive proof of a higher power or lack there of. Overall Homophobia is a result of immaturity, ignorance, and in many cases many levels of self insecurity.
If two men want to have a child, they can! Since they are men, they cant "produce" a child by having sex.Those two men maybe feel lonely alone on one house together! They want a kid! If they want a kid, THEY WANT A KID!!! If they have sex , they wont be able to "produce a child, so thats not fair!!1
Yes because one person can not decide the future of one child. If a gay couple wants to adopt a child let them, its not your choice. They can do whatever they want, as long as they don't abuse the child. So none of you have the right to destroy the happieness of one person if they want the gift to have a child.
I think they should be able to if the child is a certain age to decide if they want to be adopted by a homosexual couple, but I think there should be a watch, because they can be raped etc. I think that the children should be able to decide, don't you?
Statistically, same-sex marriages will last longer. Also, same-sex couples that adopt are CHOOSING to become parents. Not only will they try harder to prove themselves and make their child happy, but they will be better than the men and women that have a child unexpectedly and do not care for or love the child. Don't allow prejudice to cloud your judgement.
A child needs love from a parent, it does not matter whether it is two mom's or two dad's as long as they both care for the child. Because the reason they adopted the child in the first place was because the couple wants to be a family and to care and love a child.
I think that they should because it is not a crime and it is how they feel that they want to have a a kid. That is not wrong it is just how they feel because since that they cant have a children together. My friends mom friend is gay and she wants to have a kid so she just adopted one
Come up with a more compelling argument than something that the bible says as this framework cannot be applied to the whole of society.
Children need love and affection which can be gained from a single parent, heterosexual parents or same sex parents. There is nothing that suggests that a child receives any less care from any of these combination of child rearing.
The argument about the children being bullied, this is generally because the childrens parents have already brought them up in a wold which does not accept difference. I am gay, and lucky enough I had parents who didnt raise me to be scared of those different from me, so not only was my coming out a very easy story, but i grew with two friends who had gay parents and didn't think anything of it. Rather than trying to hide the "gay issue" from your children, educate them on the differences in society and the importance of acceptance. You are the problem in the world, not the children in the playground.
Homosexual couples should be able to adopt children because you never know what the children have been through! Some of the children around the world have been sent to the adoption centers because they have been abused in many different ways or they parents couldn't take care of them so Yes Homosexual couples should be able to adopt because without them some of the children may never find a home!
A child doesnt need a mom and a dad to be successful. A study showed that children with gay parent were not raised any differently than children with straight parents. The children were not negatively affected in any way. And homosexuals will not rape their children, unless they're pedos, like some straight parents are. Should they not be allowed to have children because some straight parents have raped their kids?
So straight people can adapt children, but gay couple can't?
Before that can happen, It wrong to say it is a equal country
And if gay people can't adopt children, where will the children? Is it any better?
And I think that because gay people won't have an "accident child" they actually have more time to think about this
Might be more prepare to be a parent then those straight couple that accidentally have one
Gay people should be allowed to live like everyone else with the some opportunities and rights.. A homosexual couple can even raise better a child than a heterosexual. Gays should adopt because being gay is right is not a diseases is not a crime is not something illegal is just people that like something different that what is established. Lets be happy and support love and happiness that is the reason why we exist.
Why shouldn't gay people adopt? Their the same thing as us. They go to church, they eat at a table, they play games and they are proud of who they are. They are normal people that should be treated as such. I'm tired of always listening to people calling each other gay as insults. Gay people are regular people that do the same things as we do. THAT'S why gay people should be able to adopt. Their normal people that just want to live modest life's.
I think this because it is the same thing as having a heterosexual couple as parents. They can still provide for the child and as long as they can support and protect the child they should be allowed to adopt. If there is love then that is all that matters.
I work for a school district in a very poor area. Most of the kids here because of bad parenting or because of careless parents are letting their kids fall through the cracks and fall into crimes, drugs and other horrible things. I believe that Gay couples who want to adopt kids will do this with a healthy conscious and thought out carefully, thus those kids will not be an accident or a mistake to those in the eyes of the gay couples that want them and can provide for them better. I don't mean to imply that poor parents are horrible parents or that heterosexuals are bad parents as well. However, what I will go out and say is that there are a few parents out there that will have kids recklessly without providing for the life that they had brought into this world, and if those people will not provide for those kids, I am sure there is a wonderful couple somewhere out there that will shower that/those kids with all the love that this world can possibly offer.
Whether a child is adopted by a heterosexual couple, single parent, or homosexual couple should not matter. If the people who want to adopt are willing to be loving and nurturing and meet all of the qualifications for being a successful foster parent, they will be great parents no matter their sexuality.
We have people out there KILLING their babies and dumping them in trash bins and we are concerned about gay couples being able to adopt? Come on, I know I would much rather go to a loving gay couple than being in and out of foster care because someone's ignorance kept me from being loved by someone who they thought wasn't socially accepted. Lets throw away all this nonsense about these kids being influenced and molested by gay couples because it happens just as much in heterosexual families as well. If you died tomorrow would you rather your child be put in foster care where you KNOW they don't get the right attention and love they deserve or a loving homosexual couple who just wants to express their love to a child and provide for them.
Gay couples should be able to adopt children because there are probably hundreds of thousands of children in adoption agencies that want to be put in loving homes. Gay couples are willing to raise that child and give the child love. Why should they be denied the right to raise a child?
Why on earth would that be an adverse effect? Even if there were some sort of foundation behind that, which I know there isn't because I'm gay and have perceived no exposure during my childhood that could have led to that at all, why would a gay person be a bad thing? If it is religion that is making you a bigot, the only explicit statement about homosexuality in the bible is in Leviticus, and is cancelled out with the crucifixion. (Ever wonder why you don't participate in Passover and eat the "unclean" animals from Leviticus?) other passages mention sexual immorality, which is a very non-specific term, and the only real reason I can see that Christians are against homosexuality are because of societal prejudices backed up with as much scripture as they could find.
Heterosexual people who can't have children can legally adopt if they fulfill certain criteria. Likewise, homosexual people who don't/can't have children should be allowed to adopt. One of the main problems in the LGBT community today is lack of permanence and acceptance - if they could adopt children this would change for the better. In the same way, all reasearch shows that children are always better off in a loving functional family than in any institution. Seems to be a golden opportunity. A family is not just mum and dad and children - sometimes it's the grandparents, cousins, tennants, neighbours, and even pets, as well as single parents, former partners, new partners of parents. It's where we (ideally) learn about caring, acceptance, responsibility, sharing the good and the bad; and become complete and proper human beings - this is directly linked to the quality of life each individual attains later in life and even life expectancy, deviant behaviour, depression, .. This, in turn, creates a society better for everyone, no matter what their sexual orientation is. There's nothing to lose and everything to gain, IMHO.
Why shouldn't homosexuals adopt? You rather keep children on the street rather than let them have a home? Stop being selfish and grow up. Most people may make their argument on religion and speak about God, but you sound ridiculous. Are you God to judge someone? We are suppose to love on another like God said. Everyone is different, love people for who they are. Are homosexuals hurting you? NO! They just want to be normal like everyone else! Except they get excluded and spoken about. Would you rather let a child stay homeless than in a home? That is incredibly selfish. Homosexuals are human beings, why are you treating them like their aliens? If a child questions his/her sexual orientation while growing up with homosexual parents, then so be it. It's THEIR faith and their decisions, not yours. Stop the hatred and discrimination, its unnecessary.
Homo and bisexuals are not more likely to be pedophiles; pedophiles are neither attracted specifically to men or women. That is to say, a pedophile's attraction is determined by age, not gender. Just because cisgender homosexual couples cannot reproduce does not mean they shouldn't be allowed to have children. What about heterosexual couples who are infertile? They are allowed to adopt children, so why not homosexual couples? Children raised in homosexual households are not more likely to be homo or bisexual themselves. If this were the case, all children raised in heterosexual households would be heterosexual- but they're obviously not.
The most important thing a child needs is someone to love them and take care of them. It doesn't matter if their parents are heterosexual or homosexual. If the child is loved and cared for and shown right from wrong, it doesn't matter if the parents are of the same sex or not.
It would provide a home for a child that would otherwise be in a foster home, or an orphanage. Children have the right to have two parents, no matter the gender, love and care for them. Would you really want a child to be unloved in a random place they cant call their own?
Every child deserves a home. Two moms/dads, dad and a mom, only a mom/dad. It doesn't matter. Let homosexual couples adopt children to give them homes. One of the hardest things for homosexual couples to do is adopt children. Pediatrics found that children of same sex couples were rated higher in social and academic competence than children in heterosexual couples. People like to argue that if homosexual couples are allowed to have children, their children would raised to be gay. If that were true then heterosexual couples should only have straight children but they don’t.
Our children are dying for love, lets not look on the act of homosexuality but whether or not they are in a position to take care of the child or children. What makes them unfit? If we are going to look on the act then we might as well look on fornicators, adulterers, abusers, and those who have neglected their children
I'm appalled that we live in a country that so openly discriminates against a group of people different than the majority of us. To me, this is the same as asking "Should a Muslim couple be able to adopt?" It's prejudiced and unacceptable. They are no different than we are, and I think that everyone who is deemed fit parents by the normal standards, should be able to legally adopt.
Denying gay men/women to adopt children is not only morally atrocious, but also constitutionally (United States) incompatible. We are denying CITIZENS basic rights if we do not allow homosexual parents to adopt children. They are as capable of raising children as anyone else is. The argument that you must have a father figure as well as a mother figure is completely absurd. Ask only with homosexual parents and they will tell you that they turned out as normal as anyone else.
Gays are as much human as the next person and are capable of supporting and raising a child. Also the child that to couple choose to raise will grow up open and more acceptable of different things.
The ability to raise a child doesn't depend on what sex your parent loves. Anyone can raise a child no matter their sexual orientation
More than half of the people saying no to this subject just say no because of their religion and belief that there should be NO GAYS AT ALL! You people are such hypocrites. Jesus had two fathers so how could you possibly say, "It is not normal to have two fathers or two mothers." I'm not gay and do not have children. I'm thirteen years old and I truly believe gays should be allowed to adopt children. Children need love and support. Why does it matter that the children are being raised by the same sex? What do you say to fake marriages? When I say fake marriages I mean men and women who are married but one of them is gay and doesnt want to admit it to their spouse. I bet some of you who are saying no to this topic are in that situation now. I'm just saying. If you think I'm wrong, hey, everybody is entitled to their own opinion.
I agree with this , because a child doesn't not need a mother and father. If you look out into today's world you should be able to see that many kids only have mothers or fathers. And for homosexual couples to adopt a child? Go ahead your giving a child a chance to have a family and to feel love that they have never felt before. Just make sure that the kid is okay with it and you should be all good.
By allowing homosexual couples to adopt, it give orphans or foster children a loving home. Many heterosexual couples have children that they neglect, abuse and just plain out do not love. Why should those people be able to have children? And then you have two men or two women trying to have a kid to love and raise. Yet they are rejected just because of their sexual preference.
Kids adapt easily from young age to see two fathers or two mothers if the society is educated for that....It would not be a problem.
Many families are broken and they do not love their kids and that is the anchor of the family, LOVE, no matter if you are homosexual or straight.
For a long time I was definitely a "no" when it came to adoption for gay couples. However, a friend recently brought up the topic and changed my mind. I thought that I would hate to be that child that had "two dads" or "two moms," because I thought I would be tormented for it. I realize now that a child could just as easily be teased/tormented if his father was a low in socio-economic status, such as if your father was a janitor at your school. What about those children? Nothing is done about them, and yet a potentially loving couple who could provide for an adopted child and give them a new life full of opportunity is not allowed to adopt them? As another user posted, isn't it better for a child who would otherwise end up in some terrible foster home program or worse to be placed in the loving care of a same-sex couple who could provide them with the means to support them financially and emotionally throughout their childhood. Anyways, when I was in high school I can't recall very many instances of my parents being brought up in discussion.
Marriage is a bond between two people who love each other. Some people think that homosexuality is something "new," and as such it can't be right. Homosexuality has been found in many instances outside of the human race and in nature, and actually provides balance between males and females in some instances. Saying that it is not "natural," etc. Is nonsense.
And those who say that gay marriage is wrong because your particular religion does not believe in it. Somehow you have managed to tolerate others who believe in totally different religions for thousands of years, and yet you vehemently oppose something that disagrees with a part of your religion, that many of us take for granted and that would make two people the happiest in the world
And people keep insisting that they cannot have them because two people who would be much more than willing to take them in are different from the rest of the world. I bet anyone on the "no" side that you would rather send an orphan to a loving, kind gay couple than a disfunctional, non-loving strait couple. If not, then I do not no what to say to you.
It baffles me that anyone that loves children and believes they have the right to love, education, and a real family could oppose this. There are MILLIONS of children that need homes and I've yet to meet a gay family that didn't provide a loving, strong family environment for their children. As a straight traditional adoptive parent myself, within our adoptive parent community, I've seen how sometimes those families are sometimes even better parents than average because they've fought so hard for the right to be a family. I challenge any of the people that oppose this to spend just one day with a loving gay family and see one moment when their children would be somehow at some disadvantage or missing something in their upbringing. The only negative comes from those hate-filled people to encourage by example..their own children to ridicule or bully kids that are raised in loving less-traditional homes.
A gay couple is capable of providing as good a quality of a home for a child as a straight couple. The most important part of a home is having supportive parents. Parents that go to the trouble of adopting a child probably really want kids, and they will do a good job of caring for the children they adopt. Sexuality doesn't impact how good a person can be as a parent.
Homosexual couples in a committed relationship have just as much right to adopt a child as a heterosexual couple. Sexuality has nothing to do with the ability to provide a loving and stable home for a child. With so many children needing a caring and nurturing home, it is foolish to disregard a segment of the population, just because of their sexuality.
There is no evidence that a homosexual couple will raise a child any differently than a heterosexual child. There is evidence that a child is more likely to be abused in a heterosexual home than a homosexual one. Considering the number of children needing homes, there is no reason not to allow homosexual couples to provide homes for those children.
There are too many children out there that are desperately in need of a good home and loving parents. Why deny them the chance? One's sexual preference doesn't determine what kind of parent they will be. If someone is able, and wholeheartedly willing to provide a stable loving home, then they should be given the chance. And, more importantly, so should the child.
Homosexuals are just people, like any other stereotype, including heterosexuals. They should therefore be allowed to legally adopt children like so called traditional couples. In fact, they might be better parents because they've had to work harder to be together. They are as loving, giving, and nurturing as the rest of the population and should not be discriminated against.
If homosexuals are restricted on adopting, then the Constitution is being corrupted and not followed by the government which promises equal rights to all mankind.
Society has evolved past labeling things as normal, and now, the norm has become the strange, and vice versa. Homosexual parents should still be able to legally adopt, because despite the belief that their child will be ridiculed, it's less likely than some may think. Just because there's two fathers or two mothers doesn't mean that the child won't receive the same affection as they would in a "normal" family. The child's future won't be spoiled in any sense, and the child's alternative is in an orphanage waiting.
Any parent who has to work hard to adopt a child obviously wants that child. The adoptive parents want to love and care for them. The adoptive parents can provide the care and nurturing that the birth parents might be unwilling or unable to give. Why should homosexual couples be left out of the pool of potential parents? Their sexual preferences should not have any impact on their ability to raise a child.
There are many children in the world who need homes and loving parents. There are also many homosexual couples who are willing to provide loving homes. There is no reason why they should not be allowed to provide care to these children. Homosexual couples can provide a supportive, loving family unit and they should be given that right. There are so many children who are in need of parents and support. There are also many heterosexual parents who do a horrible job raising their children. Being homosexual or heterosexual does not determine how good a parent you would be.
Homosexuality does not diminish a person's capacity to nurture and care for a child. Homosexuality need not even factor into the decision to allow someone to adopt, or not. Homosexual individuals should be put through the same qualifying process as anyone else when it comes to adopting a child. And, individuals who have the ability to properly care for a child - be they homosexual, heterosexual or asexual - should be given the chance to do so.
It is discriminatory to deny basic rights to a group of people based on their sexual orientation, the same as racial discrimination. Racial discrimination was made illegal many years ago and now it seems ridiculous that laws against interracial marriage and things like that ever existed. It us just as ridiculous to discriminate against LGBT people.
In many parts of the United States, homosexuals cannot legally adopt children due to their status as homosexuals. As a country that prides itself on providing equality to all mean it is ridiculous that this is even a question. Preventing homosexuals from adopting children is the same as preventing blacks or Jews from adopting children. As long as a homosexual can provide a stable and loving environment for a child to grow in it should not matter what his sexual preference. It also does not cause anymore undue stress on a child than a black child being raised by white parents. It is ridiculous to think that homosexuals can only raise homosexual children as it is proven that children who live in a homosexual household are no more likely to be homosexual than those who live in heterosexual homes. Homosexuals should be allowed to adopt children as there is no reason, legal or otherwise, to prevent this.
There is no evidence showing that homosexuals or anyone with a sexual preference other than "straight" is any more or less able to be a parent. As long as a person takes care of the child and provides a safe, loving environment, then that's all that matters. Also, just because a parent has a certain sexual preference does not mean that an adopted child would have the same or different sexual preference when they reach adulthood.
Homosexual parents have proved to be good parents mostly. If you can get statistics, they will show that from all abused kids, almost all of them were abused by their own heterosexual family. Given this fact, I think banning homosexuals from becoming parents is just discriminating. And for those who claim that homosexual parents raise their kids to be homosexual, that's just rubbish. Homosexual people are usually born to heterosexual parents, so where's the logic there?
Yes, because if a heterosexual can adopt, so can a homosexual. If a homosexual can provide a loving and stable home for a child, then they should be able to adopt. They are in committed relationships as heterosexual couples are.
At this point, it is just an incessantly evil thing to say that, given the only other alternative, a child is much, much better off as a ward of the state than as a cherished part of a loving family. Give me a break. There's an argument on here that if a homosexual couple adopted a child, then that child would be more open minded. Note, that's an argument against gay adoption, for whatever reason. When open-mindedness became an evil thing, I have no clue, but the people who advocate such an idea make me sick.
They might even be better at raising children because they see that this is a great opportunity and they know how to be kind to their partner so I believe they would be less likely to abuse or not accept their child in any way by a disability or their own choices. Being homosexual could be a biological trait, so I doubt very seriously that just raising a child would make them gay.
Its ridiculous that people who oppose gay people adopting children would rather have a child live in broken families, foster homes, the streets and etc than allow a loving gay couple to adopt them. I've seen several gay couples with children and those children are open-minded, tolerant and accepting. They are the kids who will not judge someone, who will stand up against hate. Homosexuality may be seen as an abomination in the bible, but let's be honest, the bible is outdated. The same book was used by slavery owners, white supremists and Nazis to say they were superior. People who oppose homosexuality and act like they're evil are people who believe they are God to judge. Only God can judge, and since he created all beings, he created people to be homosexual. Gay people can provide and love just like a straight couple. Nothing different.
I feel that yes gay couples should be allowed to adopt children. Why take away a child's chance to get love? Other people just want to care and love for a child that has been given away. A child doesn't see a man with a man, or a women with a women a gay couple. They see it as a family; and yes it can seem wrong but in the eyes of the law. I feel that they shouldn't be taken away opportunity to make a happy loving family.
Gay Couples adopt children for the same reason as a straight couple: to provide for, love, and raise the children to be the best that they can be. Being a good parent is not influenced by sexual orientation. Being a good parent is influenced by producing a good, loving, and safe home for the child. If they can provide a home that is comfortable, safe, and loving for the children to live in and they have all the necessities that the children will need, then that should be enough.
In sixth grade, Dillon was all too handsome to not be attracted to. It would take years later to finally realize that I was truly gay after much denial. Here we are today and i want more than anything is to have at least a boy and a girl. This is why I am going to college, not for me, but to get a good paying job one day to afford the best possible lifestyle for my children. I want them in the best schools, eating the best food, and yes, copious amounts of attention from me to them. I long to have children to be my world and I hope to one day hold MY child in my arms, stare at their face and thank God for them. I would gladly take a bullet, die, and go to hell for my (hopeful) future children. For those that are against me, think about it. Why am I determined to go through so much trouble to have my future kids one day? I can't stand the ignorance. I don't want to rape my kids, that's immensely evil. May we be reminded I am attracted to MEN, not boys. I know I will one day make a great father. It irks me when I see children running around the backseat of a car, not strapped into a car seat. It saddens me when I hear of parents kicking their kids out once they are 18 and not paying for their college. It outrages me when I hear of a child being molested or murdered by their own (straight) father or mother. I should have every bit of a right to adopt as my straight friends do. I won't take no for an answer.
Being gay or lesbian is not a disorder they are normal people living there life's just like anyone else in world. Anyone can show love and care to a child and if a homosexual wants that opportunity to be a parent they can just like any other person decides! There millions of children out there who want that love and attention from someone who actually wants to love them and be there for them. why is being a single parent any different, when they play both roles as parents!
I use to be strongly against homosexuals being able to adopt children. I am embarrassed of this fact, but I have since been educated further on the matter and will work hard towards homosexuals being able to have children. They gays I know are some of the most loving and caring people. There are currently 250,000,000 orphans in the world. These children want someone to love.
I feel that homosexuals are no less a parent figure than heterosexuals. A child is not going to grow up to be a homosexual just because he or she was raised by them. Love is love. It's not something you can force yourself into. If a child is going to be homosexual he or she will be a homosexual no matter who they are raised by.
Honestly, we can all agree that religion is perspective and storytelling (regardless of its truth). The only reason one believes in a higher power is because they heard the stories, saw the movies, etc. If it hadn't been for those a person could be ignorant nearly to the entire concept/possibility. Religion is an argument in itself and one should not counter an argument with another argument. One counter's an argument with fact.
Gays should be able to adopt because there isn't anything wrong with someone liking the same sex. As well as that it is giving a little boy or girl a roof over there heads. These kids won't care if there dads or moms are gay, straight, bi, or trans because they will be just happy that they were adopted by people who love them and will always love them.
No matter what your religious beliefs are the constitution states that all men are created equal and therefore should have the same rights. The bible should have nothing to do with our rights. The bible also states that sex is for reproduction only and there are no laws banning recreation sex for adults. If we made laws based on the bible then only fertile heterosexuals could marry and you could buy a wife with a couple of sheep.
I think that pretty much sums it up men and women no matter if they are straight or gay. Why should it matter if they are single or not. Personally how would you feel if you were gay and your partner died the child would go back to foster care or an adoption agency... does that seem fair? NO!
If the homosexual couple is well balanced and stable, they can raise their children well. But they need to live in a culture that is quite open minded on homosexuality. And no,the children won't become gay just because they have been raised by gay parents. If gay parents can provide a loving and stable environment for a child, that enough for any child.
It has been proven with scientific brain studies that children will NOT grow up tainted by these wonderful happy unbelievable strong people. They have been through so much and the child would only learn strength, not to bully others based on love, and to harmonize despite what gender they like or grow up around!
If one person being capable to fully love another person, why should that be held against them? I feel that if someone is wanting to be a parent and they have the means to be a parent, then why are we fighting them that choice. There are so many kids who need a home and need parents to love them...so why aren't they given that chance?
ok, I am a believer, and I do not think being gay is scriptural, but it is not my life! If that is how they want to live their life, fine with me. If they want to have a child to love with all their hearts, what is wrong with that? All of you people that are bashing on them because it is not what God wants. If you think they are going to hell, well fine! But butt out of their lives and laugh at them while they're in hell. Not now.
The world isn't some old fashion fairy tale. White picket fences a house with a family consisting of 1 girl, 1 boy, 1 man, 1 woman and the beloved pet dog(and the occasional maid that provides humor). A family consists of a group of people who love each other regardless of skin color, gender or even age. There are so many kids that are living on the street and are homeless. You can go on how its unnatural but what about single parents? Kids who are raised by their grandparents, uncle/aunt or even just a parents friend. Are you saying that a single guy can't raise a child on his own with help from his brother/dad(2 guys). It's just an insult on every type of family and child that is homeless to NOT let a gay couple to adopt children. Not only does parenting NOT have any effect on the child sexuality (A single mom who has a boy wont have the son turning out gay just cause of this) but it helps the newer generation be more accepting of the many different people of the world. What are we teaching future generations about accepting people (sexual orientation, skin color, different types of mental illness and many others) if people would rather kids live on the street rather then having loving people/couples care for them.
Gay Adoptions ALL DAY! Dont be stereotypical. They are people too. They have the ability to raise a child just like straight people. Sexuality has nothing to do with parenting! They can provide a loving home & are helping more kids be ablebto get adopted. its a win win situation for everyone.
A child needs both Mom and Dad... Not two Moms, and not two Dads. A father can never make up for the place of a mother. This subjects is usually about the couple, but we need to stop and remember the child. The child needs both parents to have a healthy house. Being raised by two dads or two moms is no different than living in a divorced house... You have plenty of one parent, but none of the other.
CHILDREN are conceived when sperm from a man and the ovum of a woman merge. Simple as that. Being gay is a choice therefore when you chose to be gay you also chose to give up the ability to create a life. Let children stay innocent. Don't infiltrate their pure little minds with your filth.
The one thing I dislike abut this question is that for putting no, people feel the need to get defensive and then call me all sorts of name because I'm a christian. Being a Christian doesn't effect my personal opinion because I've only been one for 2 years (I'm 22).
I do feel like there is a pressure to put yes constantly in this society, because if you don't then are a bigot or whatever.
I know people can't always help their feelings which is fair enough, but you are in a homosexual relationship and you must remember that has consequences. A child you adopt will have to face prejudice at school because they will be an easy target from other kids. They will be labelled and all sorts and i don't think that is fair. No one has said people in same sex relationships would be bad parents, but you WANT to have kids. It's all about want want and want. Marriage= a wedding between a man and woman. conception=happens after a man and woman give birth. There is no need to start changing everything and demand equal rights, because there isn't anything equal. I just it is pushing toward things that aren't necessary.
It clearly states in the Bible to be homosexual is wrong. God created women and men to love one another that is why in the begining there was only one man and one woman. Having gay parents could cause the child to question his/her sexual orientation where as if they had a mother and a father they would less likely question themselves. I understand that they are humans too and they deserve equal rights. But when the step out of the norm they have entered their own state of equalisim because they have taken the equal right of being married and made it into their own favor instead of the way we were made to love.
To grow up to be well-balanced adults, children need role models of both sexes. Boys without fathers under-achieve, especially since there are now fewer male teachers in primary schools.
We are a 'Christian' country - even if few go to church, our values remain based on Christian teaching. Two parents are axiomatic - 'Honor thy father and mother' invokes the Fifth Commandment.
Children raised by gay parents are offered only one partnership model and are therefore (some argue) more likely to be gay.
If Roman Catholic adoption agencies close rather than allow gay couples to adopt, the number of adopted children will decline, leaving more in the unsatisfactory care system.
Some areas of life cannot be legislated for and must be left to individual conscience. A sufficiently large minority simply find gay parenting 'wrong'; the practice therefore should not be enforced on all.
You have got to be kidding me. The second other kids found out that a schoolmate has two gay dads who are probably mentally devIant that's it!, open the bullying floodgate. I mean men can be gay sure, but in the real world they are selfish for wanting to raise children
When God created the world he created a man and a woman. He also made the Male Private part to insert into the Female's comfortably. He also made them go hand in hand on being able to create a next human being. That clearly state that a relationship should only consist of a man and woman especially if a child is involve. God DOES NOT LIKE THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALS. My Pastor always say she love people she just dont like the sin their in. The same with me. I dont believe people were born that way I believe that it is a spirit and I HATE IT.Thats why I dont belive that a child should be bought into that mess!
How Many Pedophiles Does God Have To Create Before We Accept Them? (Mm! same as homosexuals). According to the bible and the Qur'an, Homosexuality is looked upon as a "Sin". Why would then God create Gays or Pedophiles ? The logic: He already must have decided that they are going to hell without even bothering to wait for the 'Judgement Day'. For example: If you had a son who is born homosexual, how would you feel if you went to heaven and he went to hell? Religion is a man made creation (illogical fallacy). Having said that GOD does exists but will never know anything about him EVER. Moreover a logical question for the religious community: Why would God wait for the Judgement Day? ( An omnibenevolent, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient being). He should already assign to each individual a Hell or Heaven option without the illogical testing procedure as he can foresee who is Bad or Good. ( "Free will" is unsound since God has the power to see the future ). Is god playing a game with us? Answer. No. Conclusion: All religious belief systems are WRONG.
Homosexuality should be accepted into the world civilization.
Criteria and rights:
1. Marriage in specialized institution
2. Human rights as enjoyed by all human race
3. No same-sex child care option: Argument to support this claim: ( We'll obviously use the natural argument i.e ( Existence of some Homosexual spices in the Animal kingdom - It is natural why don't we accept it?).
Question: Why in the animal kindgdom there is no a single evidence where a heterosexual animal couple entrusts a child or an infant to another homosexual couple ( No evidence in any specie ). Conclusion: There MUST be a biological balance and harmony. If homosexuals can produce a child then it is considered natural ( infertile is different - willing but unable biologically (born with disability)). As harsh as it may sound this is the reality ( Air and water is reality! try to change?). Man + Woman = child. (Infertile = Man + Women = no child). However adoption is acceptable. It still maintains the important biological balance in nature which is the Man + Women equation. Mother and father provide different and unique love and are naturally able to produce a child by their natural harmony with the bio system in place).
it's against God original plan. When we get out of His plan we screw things up. That's why the world is just getting worse. It also affects the child emotionally. It confuses them as to who they are and their identity. Society will also treat them differently. They will have psychological problems.
I would like to start out by saying I am not a religious person by any means. So it isn't based on a belief in god or bias to the church that influences me. Saying that , I believe gay men or woman should not be able to adopt. If they could conceive naturally then by all means go ahead but to subject a child to a lifestyle that is not of their choosing is a form of abuse. I have read a study that 50% of homosexuals have been subjected to a form of sexual abuse. That may directly be a link to their sexual preference. An act towards a impressionable individual can directly affect their sexual orientation. Another study stated that up to 80% of those abused individuals go on to repeat the abuse suffered by them. So are we just feeding into the cycle of deviant behavior by allowing those acts to continue? In closing , If the general public can as a whole could agree upon the situation then the world would be a boring place . The greatest part about being human is choice !!!! The children put into those homes have no choice.
I believe that if they are not able to bring the child into this world they should not be allow to have a chance to persuaade the child's over all view on their life. Because if they are raised by homosexuals parents they are more likely to become homosexuals themselves.
Children will be confused as they are raised and won't be so sure about their role so there will be a lot more homosexuals. Because there will be so many homosexuals our population will severely decrease which will hurt our society. Only a man and woman can procreate and without the traditional marriage our country will be in population trouble with so many homosexuals. It is also unhealthy for people to be homosexual and it has been proved that gay people live about 20 years less then the normal population. It is not fair to shorten the life span of innocent children who are gay because their parents are.
When those two people decided in their minds that they were going to live their lives as a gay or lesbian, they totally gave up the idea of having children. They knew they were giving that up when they made that decision. Children are a blessing that comes from God and they should only be raised by a mother and father.
God created us as man and woman, Adam and Eve. If we allow homosexuals to adopt children, we are going against God and his wish for us to be man and woman, not homosexuals. The topic I am talking about can bring much controversy, but I stand by my beliefs as a devout homophobe to prove how wrong you all are on this side.
When it comes to gay rights, you have to look at the hard evidence. Children of gay parents who were adopted have some of the highest rates of teen pregnancies and contraction of STD's in the nation. I want gay's to have rights and I want them to marry, but until I see that number go down, I am not comfortable with allowing gay's to have legal right's to adoption.
Children always find things to tease each other about but when they grow up into secondary school they understand that you shouldn't tease people about things. But something like this, the children would be teased from primary to secondary... only in 6th form they understand about that. Being gay is a choice so getting married is enough but adopting is just too far! A child should be raised in a balanced household! A man and a woman, a woman to love and care for them and a man to be playful. Too much of one thing will lead to stress and bad behavior. A child raised in a homosexual family is more likely to end up choosing to be homosexual than a normal child would. And we already have enough gays in the world. I'm not saying this as a religious person because I am an atheist but I just think being gay is wrong. It's okay to be gay but just keep to yourself and don't get married. Also to produce a child you need a man and a woman, that's the natural way. But a man and a man or a woman and a woman weren't supposed to have children, do you think the real parent that child wanted their child to be adopted by gays?
If God wanted them to have children of their own, he would have made them productive. These equal opportunities have gone down hill honestly, its filthy getting a child to live in such an environment not knowing who is the father or mother confusing the poor child. Never mind them wanting to get married in the church i dont know which bible do they read they should start their own church and write their own bible which accepts that.
Just look at the statistics. Children under gay couples are more stressed, have higher rates of depression, do less well in school, and are more likely to grow up to be gay (not that there is anything wrong with that). Just thinking of the children right here. I don't even need to go into religion.
God create man and women for each other, not men for men or women for women. Its not being religious or discrimination it's the truth, and the truth hurts. I don't agree them having the right to adopt children or getting married. All of you people that are in favor of this right, you are foolish and wicked! Your letting earthly things drag you down to your own damnation! Listen and repent! Listen before the Judgment Day comes because once everything is accomplish its the end of the wicked!
I am all for equal rights, but i believe that the best situation for a child is with a mum and a dad. Children up for adoption have been through so much in their lives and, its likely that they will be picked on or bullied at some point for having same sex parents.
I think gays aren't the best parents, "Over thirty years of research confirms that children fare best when reared by their two biological parents in a loving low conflict marriage. Children navigate developmental stages more easily, are more solid in their gender identity, perform better academically, have fewer emotional disorders, and become better functioning adults when reared within their natural family." http://www.acpeds.org/Homosexual-Parenting-Is-It-Time-For-Change.html
But don't know if it should be illegal. There should be a study of those raised in an orphanage and then by homosexuals, that would solidify my position. PM me for a full opinion.
It is understandable that the world is not fair and that some people are born to be something that does not represent who they wanted to be, but let's not CREATE that kind of world. However, It is acceptable if a gay couple can produce their own children, or they can adopt children, but only if they are single, but definitely NOT a gay couple! If they can accept that than, yes they can adopt children.
I personally think it derives them from the best of both worlds. If a girl has two dads, she might be more apt to act like a guy. Vice versa for a guy with two moms. It's not normal. There is a myth going around that the kids are fine no matter the parents. Studies show that the kids raised in homosexual households are more likely to be homosexual than kids raised in heterosexual households. If heterosexual parents aren't different from homosexual parents (except for the partners) then there would be an equal chance for kids to identify themselves as gay or straight no matter the household. Statistics show the opposite.
For a child's development as an asset to the society, it's imperative that he should grow up in a real family environment where both the father and the mother complements various essential aspects and factors. In a family consisting of homosexual people, the possibility of an adopted child becoming misguided--often in the earliest stages of development--is quite high.
Further, it goes against all established laws of nature. Leading one's life as per one's choice is OK, but you have no right to spoil a child's future just to satisfy your whims and fancies. Adoption norms should be made stringent, to control these sorts of weird possibilities. Adoption should only be allowed when the authorities are 100% sure that it is in the best interest of the child as well as our society as a whole.
Homosexual people should not be allowed to legally adopt children, because a child needs a father and a mother. When a child does not get the chance to know how a man and a women fit together, they will never get the chance to know how a normal family works. Even statistics underline my argument that it is bad for children to have homosexual parents.
Children should not be adopted by gay or lesbian couples because it is unfair. Those children didn't get a choice between having a mum and a dad instead of having two moms or two dads. Children who are adopted by gay or lesbian couples are twice as likely to get bullied in secondary schools. This is just unfair.
The child will be brought up in an unstable household. In our modern day society, bullying is more prominent and having a gay couple as parents will just make the child even more upset. Children who are young will not understand what is going on so they need to be brought with a women and a man not a man and man or women and women.
That`s not God`s plan. Why do you think he gave Women the ability to bare children?
Homosexual relationships are unnatural and deviant in nature. Children should not be subjected to this kind of an abnormal family situation. Children need the support of a loving mother and father because despite what the propaganda may say gender is a very real part of our humanity. I realize that from a purely secular perspective this doesn't make sense but neither any kind of moral reason really have any teeth that goes beyond a mob-mentality driven by pop-ethics. A hearty NO from myself but with this in mind I still believe that everyone deserves to be loved and respected because they are made in Gods image. This is not about hatred but about reality and healing and ordering our societies to help people to become what they are meant to be.
If they really wanted a kid, couldn't they go and have sex with a woman? How easy is that? And it would be their own genes. Lumping an orphan who already has had a hard life onto a gay couple is just not fair, orphans deserve better than that.
Of course gays want to adopt, it helps to make them fit in better and almost be normal. They should not be allowed to adopt.
What better way to raise an innocent child in a terrible household! The child will grow up thinking the same corrupt morals as the 2 dads. God created marriage! Man and Wife! I'm so sorry for all the gays because they believe through their lifestyle, they can enjoy eternal life. Well not to be the bearer of bad news.... But they never will...... This topic makes me cry that a lot of our population thinks yes.
Why exactly would a homosexual feel the need to raise a child? Why would a pair of homosexuals feel this is acceptable? Honestly, I feel that two people who are demonstrating what I feel is an abomination should not be able to be in such an influential position for a young mind. I am a Christian and I am conservative, but I'm not so far to the right that I cannot accept other's stances, but I believe everyone knows that a young mind is like a sponge and to expose children to inharmonious acts is just insane. To raise a child in this manner lacks discipline as well as puts people in the position to wonder why exactly two people who cannot truly provide the dynamic of a an actual relationship would want to have a child? To me it's a personal agenda, and its just about shoving it in the faces of the naysayers.
Two consenting adults can do whatever they want. But bring a child into the equation, and you have a third party that's going to be directly and negatively affected. A child should have the opportunity to grow up with both a mother and a father to take care of his/her diverse needs. It's unfair to the child to deprive him of what he deserves just to make yourself happy or to prove a point.
Homosexuality to begin with is not something that should be accepted, but stopped. A same sex couple can not reproduce, which means that by natural selection they're genes cannot pass on for a reason. They are biologically unable to survive through generations, apart from the occasional recessive homosexual, which makes homosexuality a biological disorder to be fixed. NOT INTEGRATED! A child needs a role model of both sexes in an ideal upbringing which may not always be the case in biological parents, but the misconception is that the homosexuals have a RIGHT to a child, when naturally the simply don't. It is a violation of the child's rights when it is adopted into a same sex upbringing which can result in serious mental and moral problems for the child who may find themselves trapped in a family they don't benefice from naturally.
It not a healthy environment for children If they wish to indulge in that life style when there adults then its then for them to choose not for a gay couple to put them into a lifestyle children have a hard enough time growing up in a natural environment with abuse ,bully's catholic priest now this ! Wow what next legalizing child porn ??? Stop it please!!!
People shouldn't be disallowed from adopting children based on their sexual orientation. But it is best for children to be placed within the bonds of a married man and woman, who have been screened to be good people. Nature's way doesn't fail when the man and woman don't give up.
The norm is for the child to be raised by a man and a woman. If nature wanted homosexual couples to have kids, they would have been able to reproduce between them. It would affect the child's development when they see their friends parents are different from theirs. Homosexual people have are not 'normal' thus they are bound to influence the child in a different way. The child is bound to grow up with an abnormal viewpoint
It's just not normal, a child should have a mother and a father I don't believe that a child and especially a boy child should be exposed to the lifestyle of 2 gays. Homosexuality isn't right but it happens. The chances would be increased that the boy turn out gay more so that a boy raised by a normal family, which is a mother and father
How do you know for sure whether or not the two males who say they are gay are not just saying and portraying they're gay to adopt kids male or female to molest? And if you can answer that then you will have your answer. And the same goes for women as well, because as we know they molest as much if not more than men do , but we just dont look at it in the same light.
The right of children to have a mother and father figure growing up trumps any so-called 'right' of homosexual adults to adopt. Two women may both make great mums, but neither can ever be a dad. Two men may both make great dads, but neither can ever be a mum.
Every child needs a motherly and fatherly figure in their life. Some children live in a single parent household, but in some way they still see their father or stepfather. Homosexual couples feel that they can provide this, but I personally think they can't because they don't have the female and male hormones to express the emotion.
Allowing homosexuals to adopt children is morally wrong. Children adopted by homosexuals have more than a 60% chance of growing up with all kinds of problems. Our American and world society is mainly heterosexual, and many people will never accept homosexuality as a norm. Putting innocent children who don't know right from wrong, or understand the foundations our culture is built on, into a situation that will set them up for heartbreak and abuse as they get older, is a very morally wrong thing for a society to do to its littlest members!
It will have negative outcomes for the child, not having both a mother and father figure in their life. They could quite possibly be bullied and the child won't like it. Unless they are extremely accepting the will find it embarrassing even if they usually think that gay couples are fine, Until the world becomes a more accepting and less judgmental place it shouldn't be allowed.
Children learn life skills by the environment they are bought up in. So they are more likely to miss out on life skills that the opposite sex can teach them. It's a fact of life. No gay relationship can ever reproduce the skills needed to face the gender differences that are thrown upon them throughout their childhood.
How many males want to adopt a child verses the females. The number appears to be far larger in the two women who because of the God given natural need for motherhood is in them, but they want to choose a lifestyle which does not naturally produce children. They want to be a special class of citizens, but be treated equal. What is special or equal. It is just a bunch of political hogwash! It they want to live and abnormal lifestyle than do it and leave the kids out of it.
Homosexuality is a deviant behavior, therefore, homosexuals should not be allowed to adopt children and teach them that homosexuality is acceptable. Some may argue that homosexuality is natural, but, if homosexuality is normal, why are so many homosexuals still 'in the closet'? Why did the Rutgers student commit suicide when he was 'outed'? I will defend adult homosexuals' right to choice of their sexual orientation, but children are not mature enough to make a decision. If homosexuals are allowed to adopt children, then NAMBLA will be able to adopt their victims.
This is a debate that can go on forever but in my opinion homosexuals should not be able to adopt children. This is not normal. Homosexuality is not normal. I feel a child should be raised by a mother and a father not two fathers or two mothers. The child will be ridiculed in school for their whole life. In my opinion it is just plain wrong for that.
I base my opinion on what I have read in the bible. In 1st Corinthians 6:9,10 the apostle Paul says that homosexuality "shall not inherit the kingdom of God." God created Adam and Eve, a man and a woman...not two women or two men. This is what God intended families to come from. Homosexual people can be wonderful parents, but it's not what God intended for his people.
Children will be more open-minded and wiling to experiment with homosexuality. Plus, social pressure from their peers. Their minds will also be most likely clouded with sexuality, as that is what homosexuality is. The inability to control one's sexuality to such a degree that it controls the individual.
A child needs a father and a mother. When a child does not get a the chance to know how a man and a women fit together, they will never get the chance to know how a normal family works.
Even statistics underline my argument that it is bad for children to have homosexual parents.
I think it's accurate to say a child is brought into the earth by a man and woman. Some would say IVF is cheating nature, but not in the same way as forcing a child to have 2 mums or 2 dads. If being gay means so much to someone, then they should accept the fact that children are off the cards.
Also I think it is important for a child to have a mother-figure and a father figure - again, these roles are clearly visible in the natural world. Having said that there are so many feral children due to poor (often single) parenting - of course gay couples would be as loving and caring a set of parents as any other, but they simply are not capable of producing offspring and therefore should not raise children as their own.
There is no logical reason for same sex couples to adopt kids. In nature babies and children are born and raised by two parents of separate gender, not two parents of the same gender. Also people using the everyone is equal argument makes no sense since it has nothing to do with being equal, only the logical order of a family structure. Many children with gay parents and some lesbian parents would be bullied relentlessly, even if society teaches children not to make fun of kids with gay parents Hell kids still bully other kids even though they're taught not to. Also if we get back to the logical side of things two males of the same species are not supposed to have a baby together. Why do you think males can't become pregnant from the same sex. The child would also grow up with out a real mother figure in it's life as well, which is not a good thing. So this pretty much sums up how I feel about gay adoption.
I'm an atheist so let's get that out in the open from the get go. I believe that children belong in the IDEAL household of one man and one woman as parents. This is how Nature intended it and thousands of scientific studies, centuries of human life, and common sense all point in the same direction... raising children should be between traditional male/female couples. This is a SIMPLE decision because we have Nature to lean on... we seriously don't need to think about it too much.
I am for gay marriage. I think that two people in love should be able to marry if they want because well... how does it affect anyone else? It's their business! However, I do not believe that they should be able to adopt. It's unfair to intentionally set up a child to be without a mother or father. There are certain aspects of life that only a male or female can give a child perspective on. I feel that gay adoption is nothing more than a social experiment. No matter how much the media pushes to normalize homosexuality, the truth is that it is not the norm and it never will be. This sounds awful to say but if people don't choose to be gay or lesbian then homosexuality must be a mental disorder because one thing evolution does not play with, is reproduction.
We are even having this debate in America. What is natural about two men or two women having sex? The child is going to have a rough life. Wake up and snap back into reality. We make this one of the biggest issues in our country for the 1-2% of people who are gay. Let's focus on the other 98 percent. I'm not saying they wouldn't be good parents, but there are also good straight couples that would be good parents. I hate the main stream media shoving this down our throats and I really feel for the young kids in this country that are forced to accept this unnatural behavior in school. Wake up. They can't produce kids on their own so why should they be given them?
The Bible clearly states that the act of homosexuality is "Abomination" and that offenders should be stoned. That was in the Old Testament though, and when Jesus came he offered us a chance at Redemption by simply believing in him and asking for forgiveness, doing away with the unnecessary killings (I don't believe anyone has the right to take another persons' life and this is one of the few things I take issue with from the old testament.) Some people claim that homosexuality is not a sin because the bible never words homosexuality as a "Sin", although somewhere in Leviticus is does say that it is "Abomination". Not only that, but homosexuality is the main factor in God's destruction of Sodom and Gamora. God does not hate the sinner, but the sin itself, meaning that a homosexual can be forgiven and accepted into heaven by repenting. I know that most of you that said yes are likely atheists and don't even believe in God, as is your right. I on the other hand do believe in God and the existence of Heaven and Hell. From the description of hell in the bible I know that it's not a place I wish to go, or one that I would wish upon another. Homosexuals teach children that it's alright to be gay, but I disagree. A man and another man can't have sex with one another. Sex requires the privates of both a man and a woman. The only thing two people of the same gender can do are disgusting and surely painful acts. Homosexuals are also unable to bear children naturally. The reason is because a man and a man, or a woman and a woman are not supposed to form and intimate relationship, and bringing up children into that kind of thinking could cause them to turn out the same way. I have absolutely nothing against homosexuals, but I do have a problem with homosexuality. You don't have to give in to desire. Trust in the Lord and he will see you through any and all of your problems. I love you and he loves you more than anyone on this earth ever could. His grace is sufficient. Please don't condemn our children into engaging in or supporting a sin which will ultimately end with the offender spending an eternity in hell. No one deserves that fate and fortunately thanks to Christ nobody has to. If you disagree with me, that's your decision to make. We each live our lives by ourselves and we must make our own choices in life. I just hope that your choices end up leading you to Christ. God be with you.
Apologies for pointing out the obvious. Simply put men and women of our species have different biological systems for very good reasons. Any behaviour promoting the unnatural use of that design is self serving and not taking the children into consideration. Can gay couples look after children and love them, sure. Should homosexuality be promoted as natural, no. The two arguments are mutually exclusive. The message been subliminally promoted by allowing gays to adopted is, homosexual behaviour is natural and normal. Its not, that's why I can't support it. And no that does not translate to homophobia, everyone has the right to respect and love. Gay couples don't have the right to bend natural law to their own self serving behaviour, and then expect the natural couples to say that's ok.
Children learn by example. If children see two men together or two women together, they will more likely choose to be homosexual. Yes, this is a choice. No matter what you say, you cannot justify this behavior. We must save our innocent children from seeing and hearing negative sexual practices. America was based on God's word and everyone knows, deep in their hearts, that being with someone of the same sex is not normal. If you cannot make a child naturally, you should not adopt. All of you know what I mean!
Just thought I'd clear that up before people put their name-calling hats on and start giving me stick for my opinions. People that say 'oh yes, well everyone has a right to children' annoy me - nobody has a right to children. Children have a right to parents - they are not a right for parents. I believe that children need both a mother and a father - the fact that children can only arrive on this planet through the involvement of both a man and a woman should give us a bit of a clue of how important both these roles are. It also seems a bit selfish to me that someone is homosexual and yet still wants children - as a homosexual person, technically speaking one cannot have children. That is the fact of natural life. So to want the best of both worlds seems a little unfair. This is the same for single parents wanting to adopt - you cannot choose both a lovely free single life and also parenthood, the two do not go together. HOWEVER I do agree that in this current day and age, so many kids are up for adoption that it is ridiculous to not let a homosexual couple adopt them. Children do have a right to parents, and if a homosexual couple can provide these children with a loving, caring, stable family environment then I think that's good. I may not agree with it totally, but I accept the 'for' debate - one must do what is best for the child, and that should be the mantra for all adoption cases.
Sexual orientation, colour, creed and religious beliefs are often spouted as reasons why things should or shouldn't happen. Children who are in need of adoption have no choice in being born but society sets our cultural beliefs and the children should be protected from a break in the way we live.
NO, short simple and to the point. American Godly values have gone down the drain and that's why we are in the predicament we are in now. Politically correct? Give me a break. We humans are supposed to be the smartest species of all yet we continue to do dumb things like this.I am not for gay rights at all. I am for human rights (which includes gays), but I am not for gay marriage or adoption because both of these are luxuries not a right. Everyone in the world does not drive a Mercedes-Benz and no one argues why is that. The reason being because it is a luxury not a right.
50% of gays were raped or molested when they were children, and people who have been raped or molested as a child have a higher probability in adulthood to molest children. Therefore I don't think gays should adopt. It is not the child's fault that they should be sent to a home where they are more likely to get molested.
Children of homosexual parents will encounter rejection, embarrassment, and humiliation by the time they are in their teens, when they will see their friends and classmates having a home with a mom and a dad. They will be maladjusted due to the "home" environment in which they have been raised. To make a long story short, we are going to have a total and absolute dysfunctional society, and we all will pay the consequences of such a situation.
A child should always be a priority in society regardless of peoples change in 'sexual orientation', this is not to say that a child in a home with both parents is always the perfect option but lets be REAL a child's best place to grow up in is primarily with he's/her parents or family members . Adoption should be applicable to couples who unfortunately can not conceive naturally, not those who choose to be with their same gender.
ITS NOT A RIGHT. God has nothing to do with it.
The only person/s who should have any say in this are the actual adoptees themselves.
Adopted people can and a lot do go through all kinds of problems their whole life, from not fitting in, anxiety, depression to identifying with their a-parents to identity itself, bullying will and always be one, from stares, to awkward and hurtful questions to AD & RAD/Personality disorder and the list goes on. It's not a breeze. THIS IS COMING FROM AN ADOPTED PERSON. I have a lot of love for my Adopted Parents but I don't have the bond people around me have with their parents when those lines like "Just tell your Mum" come up, I know I cant (even though I'm a girl). Yes I do talk to her and and as I've grown up we've become closer. We do not fight anymore but I still do not tell her things about my life (friends, dating, boys, incidents, bullying etc.). The argument of: "So you'd rather an Orphan stuck in an orphanage than in the care of two loving Dads" is completely irrelevant, because an IDEAL environment for an adopted Child IS with a Man and Woman, as it is for any child, including parents who have separated, you'll notice all kinds of problems with those Children and while it may not be completely visible or noticed there will always be emotional scars. The most common misconception is that Adoption is easy. Well it's not. Not for them, not for You, not for the family. It can be a living hell and that is why Adoption needs to be taken seriously and you NEED parents who are strong emotionally because It's not how It's portrayed in media or anything, It's not going to be a "happy ever after". It will be hard on you and harder for them AND Being on a waiting list for 8-10+ years is the reality. As they mature their love for You will grow but there will always be scars there will always be problems deep down. Spend less time trying to make this a right and do your research. A strong mother and father is what an adopted child needs. A little Girl is going to need her Mum there when her body is changing, not her Dad (vice versa). And what gay couples have to come to terms with is that a bio/Mother or Father is more than likely going to pick the hetro couple over you. LASTLY: The ONLY time gay people should be able to Adopt is when the Adopted person is able to say yes and KNOW what their parents are and their lifestyle. Do not force a CHILD in to the lifestyle you chose for yourself.
All arguments regarding how natural homosexuality is or the family dynamic we seem to forget the fact that this child will be picked on. No matter how you think you child may act he/she will either be a bully or will be bullied and having same-sex parent (Especially two men) will have a massive target painted on them. Also we have too consider the long-term effect on having same-sex parents, I don't believe that this will turn children homosexual and I know that a variety of condition can effect a child's upbringing but having two same-sex parents I believe will affect the long term development of the child.
No, homosexuality is a perversion of nature. I'm not saying we should round up homosexuals, it's just that I find homosexuality a very curable and treatable lifestyle. Whether you are an atheist (Freethinker, realist), or Christian this shouldn't be a social or political inclination. However, the psychology of the average homosexual isn't natural. We've got to understand the real effect "the real" has on them, and what some of them might do to kids. It's a very social thing, but encouraging sexual perversion isn't a starting place for anyone.
I believe that marriage should remain the same. Nothing against gay people, nor homophobic attitude. Just I always considered marriage as the union between male and female, biologically compatible, that even if sexual behaviour could be a sort of "gray-scale", sex gender is detectable and definable. The discrepancy between phenotypes and genotypes is considered pathological when the sexual organs are opposed to sexual identity in these cases arises the problem of determining the sex of the partner more appropriate. The medicine seems to treat the imbalance in pathological terms (in fact prescribe hormone treatments and surgeries).
I believe that imbalances not such as to induce changes in phenotypes primary but only secondary, should fall in the scale of the deviations only in the moment in which the sexual preference changes, exactly as occurs as a last result hermaphroditism.
In such cases, sexual identity becomes unstable. Studies in favor of adoptions by same-sex couples, do not include the possibility of increasing the uncertainty of the sexual identity of children as if it were a problem, since they start from the assumption of departure is that "sexual identity uncertain "is not pathological and perfectly acceptable.
Then the largest effect that deviates from normal behavior is not minimally taken into consideration.
Adoption is a complex process as social workers spend time to evaluate the possible parents. The main reason why single parents with a lot of resources are not given children is because a child needs both a mother and father to function well in society. Teens who spend time away from their fathers have a higher chance of promiscuity and teenage pregnancy. Boys who spend time away from mothers, thus leaving emotional security behind, tend to be...Well insecure. Listen I support same sex marriage but when the rights of others get in the way of other citizens rights it becomes a problem. I'm not talking about other potential parents, but of the adoptees. A child doesn't want to have gay parents, why force that on them? As a final argument, they are more familie looking to adopt than there are adoptees available. Too much deman and not enough supply, so for right now adoption should be in the hands of a traditional family.
Also, the proponent side is based purely one emotion and little fact. At least from what I've seen.
" should straight couples not be allowed to adopt"
Give me a break
A child should be able to grow up in a healthy environment with both a father and a mother figure who can provide the support that a child needs to mature. I certainly would not want to have two mothers or two fathers, that is just not a stable environment. Although I see no reason why a homosexual should not be valued equal to a heterosexual, for the sake of the children in question I believe they deserve the traditional, natural and stable environment that a mother and a father can provide.
Children are not consumer items. Adoption treats children as commodities and ignores the damage which the children will live with all their lives, it's founded on loss, distortion, it damages the capacity to trust and the losses are glossed over by the adoption industry. Children are not objects for adult consumption. Adoption disgusts me full stop.
Two males or two females cannot raise a child with a balanced view on life and its dynamics. What do they tell the child when he/she asks "where do babies come from"? Are they going to teach the child to someday have a biological child of their own, or to go and adopt as well?
Have you been to a local orphanage lately? Have you noticed that they are not completely filled up? I feel sad for the sad little orphanages. All they want are more children. And the stupid gay people just want to take away the helpless orphanages children. It's not fair! IMO
If they want to be homosexual, that's their own choice but don't make the children suffer. The children they adopt will be growing up with them and seeing either two dads or two moms and then start to wonder. Is this how I should live my life? What would God say about homosexuals? No one knows but you could be gay or lesbian just be yourself. Don't spread it upon others.
One can never know the outcome of this totally new situation: 2 moms or two dads raising a child. Hello?! World! Wake up! It's not natural, and maybe it will make the children gay too, who knows, maybe this is the start of the human population end? God created us for something, but certainly not for this! The research regarding this will only start now and then it will last years before people find out if it's harmful for children. And it will be too late for the cute "son" of Elton John, for example. And maybe thousands of other poor and innocent children!!!
If it was natural and normal for homosexual couples to have children then surely they would have the ability to have their own children. Whether your atheist, theist or agnostic you can agree that if a man and a man or a woman and woman were meant to have children then they would have the ability and parts to create their own. But science does not want them to have children and neither does religion so why should we give them children. What if the child gets bullied for having gay parents as it gets older? Don't give homosexuals children and you could be saving them from a lifetime of torment. :)
While people keep saying that it is God's way, God does not exist, so that is not an argument. Quoting scripture that was created contextually for a religious, deviant (not linking the two) society in general and applying it to an intellectual one is false and assumes an objective belief in marriage (does not exist) and in normality. Supporting the idea that kids of homosexuals will be bullied is in itself insanity, because it targets the victims and normalizes children as inherently prejudiced. Rather, they are the product of a household that encourages victimization of other children and groups of people based on innate characteristics. The problem is with the bullies and not with the bullied.
In terms of parenting skills, unless you live in a box, the roles of men and women, father and mother are pretty interchangeable. Having caring parents is the key. To support only heterosexual abortion but not supporting the destruction of working parents is hypocritical, because parents need to be home 24/7 to allow for the full effect of a father or a mother... Wrong. The majority of a child's socialization takes place in public, with other children and in schools. Parents see their children less than before mainly because wages have been reduced and hours increased.
There is no reason why homosexuals should not be allowed to adopt children. Morality is a joke, when you add in that God gives people morality. God is a tool, and used as a tool to justify unjust behavior. Keep God out of politics, just as people should leave thinking out of religion (See the definition of faith).
There is a myth going around that the kids are fine no matter who the parents are. Studies show that the kids raised in homosexual households are more likely to be homosexual than kids raised in heterosexual households. If heterosexual parents aren't different from homosexual parents (except for the partners) then there would be an equal chance for kids to identify themselves as gay or straight no matter the household.
I love gay people. Have many gay friends. Think they should be allowed to live together etc.
But despite any amount of statistics or proof, I think it is unfair to force a child into having no mother/father. Even if children of gays are happy, that is not reason to legalize gay adoption.
I have nothing against being gay. I know it is not something that people are able to control, and is a real struggle for them throughout their lives. I do how ever believe that gays should not be allowed to be married. The original purpose for marriage started in the Christian faith, and was the eternal commitment between a man and a woman. Now in modern day time people have warped the meaning of marriage and have changed it so much from what it once was. People get divorced, polygamy, gay marriage, marrying their cousins, etc. Eventually you need to ask yourself when it is going to stop. Are people eventually going to be marrying their pets? Their mothers? Their fathers? How far are we going to go with accepting ever single warped idea people have? I absolutely do not believe that a little baby should have to be brought from a bad situation, and into another bad situation. That I why I do not believe that gay people should have the legal right to adopt a child together.
Children are brought into the world by two people of opposite genders. When you say that gay people are just like you and me, I can prove you wrong, because they can't even have kids together. Children learn about life and the world through their parents, and if they are brought up in homes such as these they will not get a clear picture of the world.
Childhood is the most precious of human commodities, and a child must not be exploited to provide socially apparitional adults, homosexual or heterosexual, with a lifestyle accessory that they feel they are entitled to by virtue of being financially stable. Nature has dictated that having children of their own is not possible in the conventional manner – whether that be due to infertility issues or their sexuality – it’s just something they must accept.
I understand that some people long to fulfil the role of a father or mother and to receive all the positive social recognition that being a responsible parent attracts, but the interests of the child must always take precedence over the social status of prospective adoptive parents - children need positive role models of both sexes in order to reach their full potential and, although I accepts that having homosexual parents is better than having no parents at all, having both a mother and father is the ideal scenario – and no child should have to be settle for second best.
Every children must be have a normal parents to live and grow up. The children will be matured in a normal habitat, they couldn't be unusual when they grow up. They must be have a good life, good future and get married, building a family. Actually, if they live with homosexual couples, maybe they will as like them, this will be destroyed their future. In some countries, the government law do not accept homosexual couples adopt children.
Childhood is the most precious of human commoditries, and a child must not be exploited to provide socially aspiritional adults, homosexual or heterosexual, with a lifestyle accessory that they feel they are entitled to by virtue of being finacially stable. Nature has disctated that having children of their own is not possible in the conventional manner – whether that be due to infertility issues or their sexuality – it’s just something they must except.
I understand that some people long to fulfill the role of a father or mother and to receive all the positive social recognition that being a responsible parent attracts, but the interests of the child must always take precedence over the social status of prospective adoptive parents - children need postive role models of both sexes in order to reach their full potential and, although I accepts that having homosexual parents is better than having no parents at all, having both a mother and father is the ideal scenario – and no child should have to be settle for second best.
Taking religion completely out of this argument, there is valid evidence which supports the fact that children coming from gay families do worse in many areas than children from straight families - for example, they have been found more likely to have frivolous sex, be depressed, smoke weed, feel insecure in their family life and much more. I realize that this is a generalization, but there is substantial grounding in it and it's not the first report to have found such results. For those who say that everyone should have equal rights, in these cases, the child has no right to choose their parents. Therefore, forcing a same sex couple on them may not be best for the child and it's very selfish for gay parents to force themselves on a child. That said, I am not against gay marriage or gay partnerships.
While I fully support gays in every aspect, this is one area where I have my doubts. I may be persuaded with the idea of 2 moms, but find it difficult to accept 2 dads. This is purely based on my gut instinct - I feel every child, boy or girl, needs a mom.
Children on a whole tend to be inquisitive beings and this is understandable as childhood is the period in which perceptions of the world are formed. Children want to know the norms of life and the operations thereof. Therefore we should provide an environment that teaches them the truth about nature as well as the existence of human being. How did men and women come into existence? Was it two men coming together in 'holy' matrimony or was it two committed women?
Then awakes the question in the mind of such a child, "Where is my mother or where is my father? Is it that I'm exclusively abnormal? And if this is the norm, How is it that my friends have a woman and a man representing them at Parent Teacher's meeting while I have parents of the same sexes, hmmm.... ?The next thing they may do is question is the authenticity of what they are taught in biology classes at school. How is it that in my biology class the teacher said that it takes a male and a female to procreate?
Now, do you see what maybe going on their heads? There is an upheaval of turbulence in their little heads caused by confusion that comes with unanswered questions. As stated before, children do have inquisitive minds and if questions like these cannot be answered with logic they may become frustrated and may find it very difficult to form their own opinions of life. After all what is society expecting of them when there seems to be so many alternatives? Which way are they to take? Most importantly we should remember children live what they learn. It is what we present to them as a society and more so in the family that they often emulate while they mature and become adults.
My biggest problem with homosexuals adopting children is the fact that it is against God’s original plan. Now, I understand that this country is a melting pot of religion and that not everyone follows the teachings of the Holy Bible, but you can see patterns in history where people have differed from the Bible, and messed themselves up. That is why the world is getting worse. If this country wants to get back on the right track, then this is where we have to start.
Gay adoption also affects the child emotionally. Statistics show that daughters raised in lesbian households are more likely to partake in lesbian activity. Homosexuals know that society will treat their children differently, yet they still want to adopt children. I see this as an act of pure selfishness.
Studies have shown that a child residing in a homosexual household deviates from a child residing in a heterosexual household. They differ in attitudes, sexuality, responsibility and choices. They have also determined that a child who resides with a heterosexual family will be more likely to make the choice to attend college in contrast to the child residing with a homosexual family. The idea of having same-sex parents affects the mental state of a child. In order for them to live a healthy life, they need a stable foundation.
It's not natural, kids need mums, it is absolutely vital, mums keep kids. Statistiics say that gay men are not as faithful as women. Straight people and lesbians stay together but gay men are complete dogs. It is not a good way for a kid to grow up so I don't support it.
So what, they can't have kids, and that is their choice. What does it have to do with the orphan in question? If they want kids, they should have sex with the opposite sex. Adopted kids have it hard enough. There is a stigma being raised in an unconventional family. Having homosexual parents will add to this stigma.
Unfortunately, it is legal because we live in an extremely politically correct society, where people are afraid to say anything for fear of being accused of prejudice.
The motivation for adoption should be to help the kid, not to provide children for same sex couples. You have chosen your bed, now lay in it.
Kids are not social experiments. Each child has the intrinsic human right to a father and a mother. Legislation should be written from the perspective of the child not that of a specific group of people.
Consider the lengths that adoption agencies go to match things such as the ethnicity of a child and their prospective parents. Homosexuals will parent children regardless of adoption law but I believe very strongly that this should be in spite of but not because of their homosexuality.
Studies have shown that gay couples are more violent, less stable, and more prone to incest that heterosexual couples. As a PhD candidate, I read the supposed "discredited studies" and found no reason to discredit them, other than political correctness. Personally, I have no opinion on gay marriage, but when you adopt you affect an innocent life. In America today, there are a dirth of adoptable babies, let's give these children to vetted heterosexual couples. Also, children given to gay couples will be stigimatized and will predjudiced against. It is well & good to say that they shouldn't be victimized, but that is the reality. Children first, gay couples second.
I have nothing against gay people, or them getting married, but raising a child is a completely different thing. To me, gay people are abnormal in a way, not bad, just not normal. It's their choice to live together, but it's totally selfish to want to adopt a child. Every child deserves a father and a mother figure, and this is true also in societies where polygamy is allowed. Don't tell me that the child two homosexual people raise won't end up homosexual himself/herself since this is what he or she will be conditioned to regard as "normal." There is a limit to where personal liberties end, and this is where I draw the line. Just reiterating that you (Americans - I am not American) live in democratic country and people are free to live as they like is not only ridiculous, but stupid as well. To all homosexual couples everywhere: you clearly opted out from wanting to procreate, adopt a pet instead and leave children alone where they can grow up in healthy environments.
Every child will learn that they are born when conception happens within a female and male.
They should be able to grow up in a balanced home where they learn the importance and meaning of both parents. For example, they need to understand and live around a father AND a mother. Homosexual marriage and adoption are promiscuous and very unhealthy, homosexual marriage with a child can very often be unstable. Both a mother and father can provide them with the type of home they need to be grown up with, which a homosexual couple cannot. Unfortunately, there are many qualities which a homosexual doesn't have, and if they do not have these qualities, what can they provide the children they adopt?
Furthermore, it's no longer just your life anymore, you have to focus on the lives of the children you adopt. So if you want to adopt a child you should allow them to be in an environment where they do not feel like they are been discriminated against. This does happen, and you cannot deny that; if you have gay parents they will be bullied and called names. This means that people who are homosexual and adopt children are not thinking about the lives of the children and are being selfish themselves.
If gays want children then they go should back to the natural order of life. If not then figure out a way to have children themselves. Just because two same sex people want to mesh their sexual organs together shouldn't allow them special rights to whatever they want; this is so crossing the line. Good grief! Leave the children alone. They deserve a Mother & Father...The natural order of life; For without them there would be NO LIFE!
A child should be raised by a man and a woman. That is the right thing, if nature wanted homosexual couples to have kids, the would have been able to reproduce between them. It affects kids development when they see their friends parents are different from his own parents. Homosexual people have the lack of acceptance. They do not accept themselves the way they are and want to be something different, so what make them think they can raise a kid?
With complete disregard for the needs of the would-be-children. No amount of rhetoric will change the fact that homosexuality is an unnatural condition, be it determined by social or biological reasons.
The simple fact that people can become gay out of their social experiences is a big hint to the fact something's broken in today's society, since the human species is designed to reproduce through the interaction of two opposite sexes,and from that stems that human society logically has to be based on man-woman relationship.
And even if it were discovered that homosexuality originates in fact from biological causes, that proves even more its wrongness: it's an accident, a mutation which in no way helps the human species, on the contrary it just creates issues in a system which is already well set.
Being that homosexuality is fundamentally wrong in every aspect, my stance is that while we MUST accept homosexuals for what they are, people just like us who were blessed with suck, and we have the duty to grant them a place in our society, that does NOT change the fact that their condition is inherently wrong, and thus must not be passed to children. That's downright abusive, children have the right to grow as normal people, free from any conditioning of this kind. Homosexuals who choose to raise children do it by a purely egoistical desire, with no thought at all for the well-being of the kids.
A man is created naturally to mate with a woman. Exposing a child to that type of environment is denying that child the right to be natural. Being gay is a choice that people make. Some might argue that they were born that way, that they feel like being trapped in the wrong body where in fact they are just sexually attracted to their own same sex kind. It is vital for a child to have a father and a mother unfortunately the world is more accepting to open homosexuality than before. Homosexuals today are a financial force. A lot of rich people are gay and we all know money talks and BS walks. To all of you gay people "Don't you think that child will be psychologically affected by having 2 men or 2 women as parents?". Back in the days being gay was something shameful. They knew it was wrong. Back then a man would hide himself to go and sexually enjoy another man. Morality was still alive. Today people have sex with animals, men have sex with other men and women have sex with other women. Do we really need to bring in kids into that lifestyle? REALLY?
Imagine having to tell one of your two fathers you'd started your period? Its not fair at all, every child needs a father and a mother not two of each! Having homosexual parents can lead to bullying through school, it is not natural and it is not fair on the child.
If for a reason everyone followed the idea of gay relationship and gay adoption how would the human race go on? For natural reasons it isn't correct not by the ethic or moral rules but by the limits of our nature that only allow the procreation by heterosexual means, let's trust more the nature and less the human crazy thoughts about whatever they want to follow.
I have nothing whatsoever against gays or lesbians, and I have no problems with gay marriage either. I understand the arguments in favor of allowing gay couples to adopt children, and some of them make sense. However, I have to answer with "no" because I personally would have hated to grow up with two parents of the same gender, and that being the case. I think many women do not understand that male sexuality can be quite fragile and difficult, as evidenced by the frequent display of insecurities by men in this regard (e.G. Sexual violence, total rejection of homosexuality etc.). I am not saying that everyone being raised by same sex couples turns out having problems with his or her sexuality, but I am pretty confident that many men (I cannot speak for women) would at a minimum always feel uncomfortable about it on a certain level. Every loving parent wants the best for his or her child, and I think it is very likely that being raised by same sex parents will at least be an issue for adolescent men. I tend to be very liberal in my views, and that includes in many respects my take on sexuality. But again, I am very glad that I grew up with a mother and a father. By allowing something else, we are allowing people to make a decision that may have a fundamental impact on a child. I am all for gay rights - up to the point where they may impact the rights of third persons who have no say on the issue.
A lifestyle centered around a paraphilia is hardly the best environment to raise a child.
(The study denies that homosexuality is a paraphilia on the belief that distinct paraphilias can have the same correlates, so it is incorrect.)
Even with the best intentions, and everything else accounted for, the child ends up sexually confused, by their example.
They will have issues defining what their gender means in a social context, thus problems with families on their own.
Still beats child abusers or alcoholics, though.
It is not normal because that child will never be able to know the other half of the puzzle. Which is interacting with a man or a woman depending of the gay couple gender. These kids need a man and a woman, to learn from them and to find their real place in society. We can discuss this all day long but the fact remains that only natural and balanced environment for a child is man and woman union. That's it.
If you are a parent that has a child that has been put up for adoption or is in an orphanage, do you want your child to become children of gay or lesbian parents? The issue of adoption by same sex couples is a controversial one. Like many other couples, gay, bisexual, lesbian, or transgender (GBLT) couples often wish to adopt children. “According to the Adoption Institute, 127,000 children await adoption in American foster homes and orphanages each year”. Individual state laws determine whether or not gay and lesbian individuals can adopt these children.
The history of the gay rights movement is too deeply interwoven with the cause of liberation of pedophilia and, from 1972 it includes numerous attempt to the repeal of all age consent laws.
This does not necessary mean that all homosexuals are also pedophiles.
However, because of this history, I believe there can be a deep connection between homosexual behavior and pedophiliac behavior. Many homosexuals (on a personal level) have been victims of sexual abuse, during their youth/childhood. Many homosexuals do believe and support pedophilia (Maio Mieli, for example....And the NAMBLA movement)....For these reasons I don't feel comfortable entrusting an infant to a gay couple.
Besides, I firmly believe a child needs a healthy relationship with a dad and a mom in order to develop him/herself in a healthy way.
The contrary (that a child's development/sexual identity does not get affected negatively by homosexual parenthood) has not been proven yet. I don't think we should "experiment" on the skin of a child.
Much of the research done about gay marriage is done by pro-gay scientists, that skew the results to make them look favorable to their side. Two gays cannot parent as efficiently as a man and a woman can. Gender identity crisis can ensue in the adopted children, and it is just not a good idea.
Who decide for thees kids to have homosexual parents, they have no fault to grow in unhealthy family, if a man decide to marry a man or women want to marry women its own freedom but its not fare for the adopted children . If they chose to bring somebody to live with them , its need to be over 18 where they can decide if this want to live in this kind household.
I think that today a lot of arguments are lost due to social, economic or religious factors, but at the end of the day what it all comes down to is if its natural or not. Our primary instincts tell us that we need a mother AND a father figure. To deny any child this is morally wrong and we are accused of being uneducated and not living in a modern society for thinking so. I respect peoples rights and choices to be homosexual but when that choice affects the life of another human being then precautions must be taken.
It is bad enough losing your biological family as a child but to not even get male and female role models bringing you up?
Gay people should get counselling to come to terms with the fact that nature is cruel in making them not desire to have heterosexual intercourse and conceive their own biological children. They might make wonderful parents but because nature is not caring of this gay people have to miss out on being parents. This hurts and I'm sorry for them but as an adopted person I care about the powerless children thrust into an unnatural situation more.
A mother and mother or father and father would make a child have one sided aspects on life. A boy raised by 2 fathers would be less likely to interact with females. Generally because the boy was raised in an environment of men. Also a boy raised by 2 mothers would be less likely to interact with other males. Generally because he was raised by females. The boy/ girl would not know how to interact with the oppisite sex of the parents generally because they wouldnt have a clue on how they ( the opposite sex of the same sex parents) would react or behave. And im not saying that same sex couples are you. I agree that you love who you love, but i disagreethat a child can succsessfully be raised by a same sex couple and be 100% likely to interact with the opposite sex of the same sex parents.
My parents are gay both mothers and my up bringing was so shameful and embarrassing I regret every moment.
I will hate another child like me going threw what I've been threw. Schooling is bad, relationship is bad, communicating with others is bad, i don't have friends because i don't want anyone to know my parents are gay, I can not imagine having two dads I think it would be worse. I'll never bring another child in this world because I'm afraid now,
Children deserve both a mother and a father, to deny them is against their rights. This then say that saying adults who place themselves in a position of their own choice, in not being able to have children, have greater rights, merely because they have a voice, which the children do not have. The Psychological impact on the part of the child is probably for the most part significantly damaging and promoting the gay agenda. Do children have no rights, even single parents are not great and the best is one mother and one father. To be in support means you do not value the basic human rights of children to both a mother and a father.
If people realized that the ability to procreate is a gift, that creating a human being is a miracle and that job is reserved for the team of sperm and egg, man and woman, children wouldn't be used as tools to assert anyone's rights or privileges. There would be no organizations pushing out children for adoption, there would be nobody even considering artificial insemination. (Humans are the ONLY species in the animal kingdom clever enough to be engaging in artificial insemination. And just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.)
Children need balance, and need to learn early how to interact with men and women. A same sex couple cannot provide that to them, no matter how well-meaning they may be. Children reflect on their parents their lives, and need a reference for both genders early on in order to grow to full potential.
Studies have shown that more kids will grow up better having both a mother figure and father figure in the house. Those that don't usually have a much harder up bringing. If a child is straight you are robbing them of a balance of masculinity and femininity. If a child is a boy and is raised by two moms he will never know how to be a real man and will miss out out important things that only a father can provide. It is healthy and since the beginning of time a mother and father has been the best for children to see how to have a good family. Plus God is the author of marriage not man and he made it so a mother and father create children. You wouldn't have been here other wise. Lastly a lot of children will feel alienated from their other peers and wonder why their situation isn't the norm. I am not saying this would happen to every child but prospects are higher. I really think that is selfish and crazy to do this to children. Children who come from one parent families are already going the problems why create more confusion?
Would you be okay with having two dads? You don't think your life and reputation would be destroyed? Your simple perception on life wouldn't be distorted? Think about the bullies. It's an inevitably dangerous bath to be forcing on someone's innocent life. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with homosexuals, but having them raise children is absurd. Way too risky.
It will ruin the children's lives, bringing them up in a gay environment and setting an inevitable future for them; one they may come to hate with a passion. Why do this? It is ok for gays to be as they are, but adopting and forcing children into an environment like that is absurd
I think it's important to realize that it's not that they are incapable of parenting, but rather should not be parents for the sake of the child. No child wants to grow up saying they have two moms or two dads. Why should an unfortunate child have to life with their parents' selfish needs to have a child? Be gay all you want but don't ruin a poor kid's life. Two fathers or mothers is just sick an unnatural. Side note, this is not a religious argument/opinion.
I believe that it is very important that a child be exposed to both the masculine role of the father and the feminine role of the mother. I do not believe that a child should be raised by two men or two women for the fact that the child should live in a gender balanced home.
This should be the consequence of being gay. Think about the child's education. Of course the ones (children adopted by gay couples) posting on the internet will support their parents, their comments are biased. But male and female parenting vs both males or both females aren't the same. Male has male hormones and male brain functions differently than females. The combination between male and female make up the parenting.
Yes yes yes there will be exceptions (bad heterosexual parenting cases or good homosexual parenting) but it is unwise to generalize something based on so little cases.
If the person is mentally ill, how is he going to raised a kid? Its not the rocket science its common sense that most of people doesn't understand. I wish people understand this and try to make it stop this nonsense, because if it won't stop then gay people's population will increase unfortunately.
I have seen it with my own eyes how kids get persuade by people they look up too, how is it that me having heterosexual parents I am also atright on the other hand one of my school friend is lesbian but it so happens that her mom is openly bisexual and her older Sister is also a lesbian. The youngest sister is asked what does she like and in confusion she says sometimes girls sometimes boys. This is not a no for yes to rasism, indeed we are all equal but setting all that aside there's our children pure minds like blank pages , parents have alot to do with the content of this pages, let kids be taught by what life choose not Christianity not the goverment just the logic of nature.
I do not support this because all children should have 1 mom and 1 dad!! Not 2 of the same gender! God sent Adam and Eve! Can't you tell that is 1 boy and 1 girl! 2 men cant 'produce' a child but one man and one woman can! Since they can't 'you know what' they shouldn't be able to adopt!!! Duh, it's not that hard!!!
Seriously I get that people want to be free and that's why God gave us free will. So if you as an ADULT choose to be gay that is fine, but don't bring an innocent child into it! God created man and women to be together and pro-create and that is the order of it. Even if you don't believe in God, can two males have a child? NO. Can two females have a child? NO. It is as simple as that
Two men have no biological right to have children together.
It is far from what nature intended. No man will ever have the same qualities as a woman naturally has for raising and caring for her child. This adoption will also open the door for people with no sexual boundaries to legally have access to children.
Children are not toys. Please think logically about this and if society is making these issues confusing to some or bullying people and forcing their opinion to accept this way of life, I believe we should look to nature for the answers and to guide our decisions.
This proposal couldn't be further from natural. No child would choose to have two fathers and no mother. Protect our children.
The primary beneficiary of an adoption should be the child right? If there was a deficiency in the number of responsible husband+wife couples who were willing to adopt, then we would need help from homosexuals or single parents. Overall though, children learn much greater diversity from a female mother and from a male father. They teach completely different things, and give children the most well rounded skill set to be successful. A more open perspective towards equality is 1 of a 1000 skills that are a factor here.
Of course gay individuals should have all the rights equal to other citizens. But when it comes to adoption, we do not talk about gay rights, but the rights of adopted children. That is the problem the supporters of gay adoption forget to bring forward. Even when child's right is discussed there is always a cloud of romantic idea of an orphan adopted by kind gay parents who love and take care of him in the best parenting sense we can imagine. This is unfortunately not an empiric truth and needs a serious consideration on our behalf. Unfortunately, most gay individuals have serious identity issues (maybe caused socially by our fault, maybe otherwise) but the act of a child's adoption often becomes more a self-comforting, self-determining fact rather than a parenting instinct, which is naturally inbred into biological parents (minus exceptions). So it becomes a "I want to play with the same toys as they do" rather than a natural event that causes a child's birth, which very often is an accident (that adds a complete different dimension to life). This does not mean gay adoption should be completely banned or we should forbid gays to be able to act as paternal or maternal familias. Given some gay communities are extremely wealthy they could take on caring about less fortunate children, if their instinct of caring is so high. But I have a fear that is more a social revenge of their identity, rather then a natural, inbred instinct of parenthood. Prove me wrong. I will only support it.
There are variety of reasons that have been listed as too why the adoption of a child into a homosexual de facto relationship is wrong so I will not go into it too much, however from my belief and from evidence the majority of children who have been "brought up" in a homosexual family have turned out to have psychological problems and issues, the reason for this would be the traumatizing abuse that they would receive from there fellow peers in natural society, the reason for this is that the majority of people in modern society find homosexuality wrong.
What is the purpose of sexual attraction from the perspective of evolutionary biology? To create biological offspring which have genetic variation. Sexual reproduction can only occur between a make and a female. Homosexuality does not allow this. It hinders a homosexual male or female from reproducing. Thus, it can be seen as a disorder which needs to be cured, not accepted. It redefines sexuality, the very thing that resulted in the evolution of modern homo sapiens. Children should not be raised under the influence of homosexual parents who are themselves sexually wrong. It will give them the false perception that homosexuality is biologically acceptable, which is very harmful to our species. In addition, the guidance of a mother and father are very important aspects of a child's development and has continued to be throughout the course of human evolution. The mother and father each have roles which are based played by a male and a female.
I'm completely against this. I don't have a problem with gay people, be what you want to be, but seriously ? You don't think that a child living with parents who are of the same sex won't be affected by that? He'll became gay himself, because that's what he saw in his home, that was his example. Be gay, but don't bring children in to this mess.
It’s not enough that they live in a country that they are free from persecution? They are 3 percent of the population for god’s sake. Where a few rule the many is called…Communism. I have no beef with the gays but there is something inherently wrong with all of this. The government just allowed the usury based banks steal how much from us and this is an issue? Something is rotten in the state of Denmark and I believe gay marriage and this all have a darker agenda. Everything is backwards.
First of all, gay marriage is not natural. The institution of marriage has been defined as between a man and a woman. I think that the most important question is to ask to those who defend the gay adoption if they sincerely would want to grow up in this situation. Men and woman are naturally different, and a father can't give to his kids the same things than a mother can do, and vice-versa. So with the gay adoption we are depriving those kids to grow up in a good and healthy environment.
The fact that in some schools in Europe Father's and Mother's day have been cancelled is just terrible. This has occurred because some children now feel very confused, for them, when they're are talking about the figure of a father or a mother,they can't really understand of which one of them they're talking about. It's against human nature trying to force that women and men can be the same and nothing changes, for a child, being educated in a homosexual home can be very sad while seeing that the other kids are normal, and he's not. Why does he or she have to suffer from that if parents are supposed to choose the best for their kids?
"love is love doesn't matter where its from" No.. The only people who can comprehend the issues we go through are ourselves. I love my adoptive parents but It's hard enough watching friends have awesome connections with their parents that I know I will never have, and that's with a heterosexual couple. Imagine with a homosexual couple.. A child is not a right. And the only time a homosexual couple should be able to adopt is when the adoptee is aware of what they are and are happy with the situation. Again it's not about you're stupid rights (which you blew out the window when you decided to get bent) It's about the child.