Adoption is typically an option that is thought about when the process of conceiving a biological child is out of the question. For some couples it may be infertility, potential hereditary health problems, or that carrying a child would be dangerous to the mother and unborn child. Those are just some issues that would cause a heterosexual couple to contemplate the idea of adopting a child, but what about couples of the same-sex? Same-sex couples do not have the means to reproduce together so many opt for adoption, which sounds easy, but typically is not. Adoption is a long and hard drawn out process for any couple, but for couples that are of the same-sex, they typically get the shorter end of the stick. Most people believe that for a child …show more content…
When people talk about the homosexual life style, typically the first thing that follows is how it is against the religion of many, which then leads people to deny the idea of ever letting a same-sex couple adopt a child. Though in their religion it may be wrong to live “that lifestyle”, who is to say whose religion or belief is wrong or right. Not all people live their lives in a religious way and due to this, sometimes the idea of religion should be removed from the situation so that another point of view can be seen. Another reason same-sex adoption is seen so negatively is because of the idea that a child must have both a mother and father in their lives to be happy and healthy(Fitzgibbons). This perspective is one that seems to be the biggest problem for most people when it comes to the idea of a same-sex couple adopting a child. Even though this may be an important idea to many people, there are multiple studies that have been done that prove that just because there is not both a mother and father present does not mean that the child will necessarily suffer. Lastly there are simply some people who do not really have a valid reason for standing against same-sex adoption, other than the fact that it is something they are just not used to. For these people if they would step out of the box for a second and look at how beneficial it would be for the children in foster care if same-sex couples had a better chance at adopting or even fostering, then maybe they would realize how positive the impact would
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Everyone has an opinion and different beliefs on almost every topic, in which one of the most controversial topics is adoption. In adoption, people believe that race matters due to their ethical or cultural beliefs; however race does not matter because every child needs a loving home. Additionally, studies of multiracial families show that kids are more aware of their culture, as well as they are more like the community around them, then their ethnic background. There are many adoption agencies, and others with the beliefs that kids need to be with parents of the same ethnicity because it would provide the child with more cultural awareness, as well as it would prevent children from the danger and backlash they might get from others. In
Transracial adoption (TRA), also known as interracial adoption, involves the placement of children in families that are racially and culturally different from them. In modern western societies, this practice largely involves the placement of minority ethnic children in white adoptive families (Barn, R., 2013). From Colonial Times, through World War II, children from within the borders of the United States were adopted by American parents of the same race. The intercountry adoption (ICA) of foreign-born children, began primarily in North America shortly after World War II and escalated again after the Korean War (Brumble, K; Kampfe, CM, 2011).
I) Introduction – The Foster Care system and Homosexual’s being able to adopt both show through research to provide many benefits to a child in need. Although neither seems to be the best option, people seem to have rooted for one more than the other due to sexual orientation, but what for? Doesn’t both foster care and homosexual adoption provide love and care for children or is one more suitable for children than the other? Through personal research it seems as if Homosexual’s adopting children is just as good as a child remaining in the Foster Care system (Claim). II)
When it comes to adoption to me I believe it can either be a sad situation or a good outcome for the child, but to me having to see a child leave their parent is heartbreaking but if it is what is best for everyone than in that type of situation it is better to give the child up. Personally I do not know anyone who has done an interracial adoption but, was never against them. For me I think it would be very hard to go back and see someone you have not seen since you were given up for adoption and do not know if I could actually have the courage to do it. I think when it comes to interracial adoption you can look at it many different ways and come up with many different pros and cons when thinking about it. One negative for sure could be that you may never know your actual cultures ways and values for sure if your adopted parents are not willing to practice or even talk about where you may of came from, but in that situation it could also make the adoption a little easier on the child and also the parents who adopt the child because it could make the process go a little smoother and have the child get to know their new family more and their way of doing things.
When thinking about children all over the country that are in need of new homes and have nothing it makes adoption become an option. For some people, unfortunately, they are not able to have kids and adoption gives them an opportunity that they thought wouldn't be able to happen. With that being said, there are many different forms of adoption, but a popular decision is transracial adoptions. People have their own opinions about transracial adoption and who should adopt who, but people adopt children of different races for many reasons and people don’t adopt children of different races for many reasons. First, being a multiracial family can be an unforgettable experience.
An event in my life that is important to me is my adoption story. I chose this specific event because it describes me as a unique individual. Never being a touchy subject, my adoption has always been looked at as a blessing. The three major events that play a significant role in my adoption would be where I was born, what orphanage I lived in, and who I was adopted by.
Help Children Get a Home and Save Their Life Single adopters should be seen as much capable as married couple at taking care of children because it is the best thing for the child and the adopter. There are many children who need to be adopted. There are approximately 408,425 children who need to be adopted in the US only (Unmarried Equality). Most adoptive children all around the world have been abused, neglected leading to physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities (Unmarried Equality).
Homosexual adoption has become a rising controversy for the last decade. This has caused many affect on families and children's. In many cases, adoption for gays and lesbians are allowed but only to a homosexual individual. In 1976, American Psychological Association declared that adoption organization shouldn’t consider the sexual orientation of the foster parent for the custody of a child. In the past years, gay marriage became legal in many of the states and historically, gay adoption has been beneficial to society, but hasn’t been made legal in almost every state (Adoption Timeline.)
This type of problem isn’t really one with causes, effects, and solutions, but one with pros and cons. Like any other adoption situation, a parent prove themselves to be responsible and capable enough to raise a child on their own, or with a spouse. This problem or issue is one that is proving to be a bigger one than many people most likely expected. In Today’s more liberal society, homosexuality seeing more acceptance than ever before. Homosexuals and heterosexuals alike have parental instincts and are as interested in beginning families and raising children.
Gay couples have to find alternative methods of having children for obvious reasons. Adoption is one of the most popular ways gay couples chose to have children (Epstein). The 2000 census shows 34% of lesbian and 22% of gay male couples are living with a child. Comparatively only 46% of straight couples were raising children at the time (Epstein). A 2009 study into gay and lesbian adoption was done to fill the gap in understanding why there might be reason to ban gay adoption or not.
With that being said, we can see there is not much happiness left in the world today, so why take it away from a child who deserves a loving family? One that will take care of them, and raise them correctly? Why take the opportunity to adopt a child away from a couple just because they are of the same sex? Same sex marriage has just been made legal, and I know not everybody in the world is happy about this choice, but to be completely honest, why not?
The influential philosopher, John Locke once said a citizen is entitled to natural rights such as “Life, Liberty, and Property.” In this case homosexuals, as citizens of this country, are entitled to the freedoms of making their own decisions as of whether or not they should be able to adopt based upon standards met, regardless of sexuality, and just as heterosexual parents, be able to live their lives the way they see fit if the child(ren) are nurtured and taken care of. The declaration of independence states that you pursuit your happiness, but people can't do that when they have to hde who they are just so the public doesn't put them on display. Even though homosexual parenting is not traditional, a survey taken by the University of Princeton
Gay couples should be able to adopt because it is a great way for children to get adopted, they are just as good as heterosexual parents, and as long as they meet parent criteria, why shouldn’t they? One reason why gay couples should be able to adopt is because they are just as good as heterosexual parents. In the article (Gay Parents Better Than Straight Parents? What Research Says) a psychologist at Clark University who researches gay parenting was interviewed and said “Gay parents tend to be more motivated, more committed than heterosexual parents on average, because they chose to be parents.”
I do believe that adopting and raising a child, being a good parent is not influenced by sexual preference of a person it is influenced by a the ability of a person to create a loving and nurturing home,this ability doesn’t required a sexual orientation whether your man, or woman lesbian or gay. By allowing same sex couples to adopt an orphan can lessen the amount of a homeless child. According to the Williams institute asof 2009 “an estimated 20,000 same sex couples are raising nearly 30,000 adopted in United States”. This statistics shows that there’s a lot of homeless child have given an opportunity to have a family.
Single parent adoption In today's society, one of the strongest controversy in the world today is over whether or not single parents should be allowed to adopt. Some believe it is socially acceptable for a single parent to adopt a child and that “single prospective adopters of both genders can have much to offer to an adopted child” (The Telegraph Tim Ross), others think that singles should not be able to adopt. In some eyes they see that a child needs two parents so a child can grow up having a mother and father figure to look up to, and by having two parents, one can fill in the other part when one is sick or tired or so on.