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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
If you really care about the well-being of children you would do your diligence to research the papers on adoption and the results studies have given. You would see that some studies have seen that having homosexual parents can negatively affect the parents as well as the opposite. Bias in the scientific community isn't something uncommon. With that said if you truly care about orphans educate yourself deeply don't just comfortably recite some out-of-context Bible verse, Not only is that showing your embarrassingly small knowledge of the bible as a whole but your laziness to think critically of a subject. The same goes for people who think religion and ignorance are one and don't understand anything about world religion and its immense contributions to humanity and the nature of religious texts. IN SUMMARY, READ THE RESEARCH THAT AGREES AND DISAGREES WITH YOUR VIEWS.
I am generally a libertarian on most issues. I support the right for people to have any relationship that is consensual, And this includes homosexuality. However, Adoption does not fall under this category.
Human beings are not a thing to be bought and sold. Nor are they like pets, To be trained and used for any purpose one supposes. Human beings, Including children, Are persons, And being persons they should be treated with the caution and respect any other person deserves.
That being said, No one has any right to raise a child who can not possibly consent to the relationship, In exactly the same way that pedophiles can not possibly have a consensual relationship with them either. This fact is why no one would think it a good idea to allow an abuser or serial criminal to adopt children, Even if they have served their sentence and have committed no further crimes. A person's life can be completely ruined or blessed depending on who their parents are. Furthermore, Children are heavily influenced by their parent's behavior, And this has been firmly established as a scientific fact, As this article attests to: http://www. Urbanchildinstitute. Org/articles/editorials/children-reflect-parental-behavior
Now then, We must ask, Are homosexuals deserving of the responsibility of caretaking a human being? The answer to this is definitively no.
First, From a religious perspective, All Abrahamic religions, Which include Christians, Jews, And Muslims, Hold that homosexuality is an abomination. It is obvious that no children should be raised under an abominable family structure.
Second, Even if you reject all these religions, Homosexuality is unnatural and as such evil to impose upon an unconsenting child. For as long as the human species has existed, Children have been raised by heterosexual couples. This is the way that we are made to reproduce and this is the model that has made our species successful. It therefore makes sense to allow normal male-female couples to adopt children, As these couples emulate a real family. The problem with homosexual couples are that they do not emulate what is natural. We were made or evolved to have two parent families. The mother who is the primary caretaker and the father who is the primary protector. We are built on this model, So it is only rational that deviations from this model would lead to deviations in healthy development. In just the same way that single parenthood or divorce leads to emotional damage among children, Children of homosexuals grow up in an environment that is ultimately contrary to their very nature, And which all of them, If they could communicate, Would naturally reject. We are born from the womb and instinctually nurse from our mothers. It is built into our DNA to have a functional hetero-sexual relationship, And so the human child, Being an extremely valuable being in and of itself, Should certainly not be put in such subpar conditions. They deserve better.
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Homosexuality is trinsically evil. The suicide rate compared to heterosexuals is 1:5 which is extremely high. The homosexual couple who adopt kids are drastically known for having sexual abuse to "there" children. The poor kids are wound up dysfunctional and lead up to suicide. I hope one day all the sodomites will know what they're doing is evil and they WILL go to hell for there evil acts if they don't repent.
Adoption is the right of kids having a mother and a father not the right of homosexuals having a kid.
When homosexuals adopt they take away the chance of a kid having a normal family and the rights of a kid are more important than the rights of all homosexuals together
I have only one argument, Matthew Scully-Hicks.
Check his story on Google and see what the future or the lack of it will be for an adopted by perverts child.
If everyone was gay then who would give birth to humans or is this what the ultimately want, the end of the human race?
Good night world!
My personal opinion is something like this should not be allowed. If you're the a christian, it goes against the bible. The bible states that any type of relationship other than a man and a woman is wrong. A man and a woman are made to be together and be able to mate and have a child, not anyone else. If you aren't the religious type, look at it from someone else's view. Most people in society these days aren't all that accepting of things that are unusual. That child would be subject to many insults, comments, and remarks from other people just because of the people who chose to adopt him or her. Also, the parents could negatively impact the child or their point of view on a certain sex.
Kids to be in a neutral home so they can grow up being normal. Its not fair that just because two women or two men want to have a baby they can corrupt a innocent kid. If they really want to have a family and a kid why they don't get marry girl with boy and boy with girl and try to live a normal life for a kid. Don't get me wrong I have nothing agaistn to gay, homosexual, lesbian, transsexual or anything but we need to start thinking about those kids too. Its not fair for them to live with a gay family when they didn't choose that they want a home not a circus where everybody makes fun of them or they segregated them because of having different parents
I would feel ripped off it I had been put into that situation as a child/baby. It is a warped to force a child into a situation
that is unnatural. If it was me I would sue the government when I got old enough. To do this to an innocent child is pure selfishness on the part of those who would condone such a thing.
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Hundreds and hundreds of straight married couples that want to have children cant. So they decide to adopt, but hey just have les posibilites of adopting if other gay couples are also waiting to adopt.
Gays have other ways to have children, (even their own). But the straight couples that are not fertile cant have kids in another way.