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The APA, AMA, and the ABA

   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.
jzonda415 says2013-04-27T17:08:26.553
LOL cute.
You seem to be ignorant on how flawed those studies are. All of those organizations have revised what they have said before because of new, less flawed studies.

Sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin Study:
Unlike the many large studies previously undertaken on family structure, Regnerus has included specific comparisons with children raised by homosexual parents. Unlike the previous studies on children of homosexual parents, he has put together a representative, population-based sample that is large enough to draw scientifically and statistically valid conclusions.
Another improvement Regnerus has made is in his method of collecting data and measuring outcomes for children in various family structures. Some previous studies collected data while the subjects were still children living at home with their parent or parents--making it impossible to know what the effects of the home environment might be once they reach adulthood. Some such studies even relied, in some cases exclusively, on the self-report of the parent. This raised a serious question of "self-presentation bias"--the tendency of the parent to give answers that will make herself and her child look good.
Regnerus, on the other hand, has surveyed young adults, ages 18 to 39, and asked them about their experiences growing up (and their life circumstances in the present). While these reports are not entirely objective, they are likely to be more reliable than parental self-reports, and allow evaluation of long-term impacts.
Nearly 15,000 people were "screened" for potential participation in the study; in the end almost 3,000, a representative sample, actually completed the survey questionnaire. Of these, 175 reported that their mother had a same-sex romantic relationship while they were growing up, and 73 said the same about their father. These are numbers just large enough to be reliable and create an accurate population sample.

-Compared with children raised by their married biological parents (Heterosexual Mothers and Fathers), children of homosexual parents (Gay Mothers and Gay Fathers):

-Are much more likely to have received welfare (IBF 17%; LM 69%; GF 57%)
-Have lower educational attainment
-Report less safety and security in their family of origin
-Report more ongoing "negative impact" from their family of origin
-Are more likely to suffer from depression
-Have been arrested more often
-If they are female, have had more sexual partners--both male and female

Children of lesbian mothers and Gay Fathers also:

-Are more likely to be currently cohabiting
-Are almost 4 times more likely to be currently on public assistance
-Are less likely to be currently employed full-time
-Are more than 3 times more likely to be unemployed
-Are nearly 4 times more likely to identify as something other than entirely heterosexual
-Are 3 times as likely to have had an affair while married or cohabiting
-Are an astonishing 10 times more likely to have been "touched sexually by a parent or other adult caregiver."
-Are nearly 4 times as likely to have been "physically forced" to have sex against their will
-Are more likely to have "attachment" problems related to the ability to depend on others
-Use marijuana and other drugs more frequently
-Smoke more frequently
-Watch TV for long periods more frequently
-Have more often plead guilty to a non-minor offense (Regnerus 2012)

Children of lesbian mothers are 75% more likely, and children of homosexual fathers are 3 times more likely, to be currently in a same-sex romantic relationship. (Regnerus 2012)

Learn something and know what you're talking about before you post opinions like this.
16kadams says2013-04-27T19:43:30.737
The APA downplayed the Sarkantos studies and ignored the studies refuting their analysis. The ASA ignores most studies as well. There are more family studies than they give credit for.
Anonymous says2013-05-06T16:16:23.530
Yes they should be able to adopt because everyone has the right to have a family no matter if your homosexual or not how come gay families can't have kids but heterosexual families can what if the heterosexual family can't have kids they adopt so a homosexual family should be able to adopt
Anonymous says2013-07-15T13:16:18.040
Also if a child will be homosexual gay adoption is good. It does not matter if the child will be gay /bi /or heterosexual because all sexual orientations can make children through natural methods. There is homosexual women and men and that is why reproduction is always possible between a homosexual man and homosexual woman or a homosexual male couple and a homosexual female couple. If oth couple like eah other they can make children trough sperm donation and all 4 adults live together with the child in one house. You don't have to have sex to get pregnant naturally. You just need sperm and your hand and insert it inside of you . That is how woman also get pregnant naturally. Man and woman can reproduce , right! But that does not mean they have to live together , love each other ... Because we do not love someone because we can make kids with the one. We love someone because we feel that we love the one we love. We don't always have sex because of love , because we love someone , because we wanna make kids. We are not in a realtionship because we can have sex or make kids . We're in arelationship with someone because we wanna be together with the one all life long. Sex , Love, Making a Family are all different things and have nothing to do with each other biologically, naturally . To get married is unnatural because it is a human made institution . Nature did not create Marriage and Nature did also nor care about that we have enough light , a house etc. We only had sun , moon and stars and had to sleep between bushes at first in human history. No one 's the same but we can all do the same things but different than others . If you're black you're not white , if you're a woman you're no man , if you're asian you're having diffrent eyes etc. If you're having another sexual orientation you can do kids but differently than others gays , bisexuals , blacks, hispanics, asian etc. All different but shoud get the same rights .Gays never had a chance to make a family cause it wasn't accepted that two homosexual couples (male&female couple ) could make kids and live how they want and can . It is one of the worst crimes ever in human history that people could not make a family how they can and like . Nature does not say because man &woman can reproduce both should love each other and get married...No! People are sayin such things ...Nature does not care how people live with each other , love each other etc. Maybe also two men should be able to reproduce with each other or two women ...Who knows waht mistakes nature did...Cuz nature did a lot of mistakes . It was dangerous that people had to live in pure nature at the beginning of human history , it was too dark at nite to see anything because people had stars and the moon as light .
We did not have airplanes, cars etc. Nature did mistakes.Men can educate /raise children as good as women because men and women are equal , also two men or two women can adopt children and be good parents because men and women are equal both sex are able to do the same things . Man+Man can do the same things as good as women and Two women can do do the same things so good as two men and two men or two women can do the same things as good as a man and a woman because men and women are equal.
spinach_eater says2013-11-26T18:39:41.640
"The American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 only after years of political pressure from gay activists. The American Psychiatrics association board of trustees passed this decision followed by a statement which listed among the reasons for their decision as changing social norms and growing gay rights activism . So basically, a scientific institution was coerced into changing a scientific opinion or classification due to political pressure !"

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