For many couples in the world childbirth is difficult. There are a lot of families who have trouble reproducing or have another complications. Adoption can be a long, expensive, and stressful process for many. Seeing these two women achieve success and adopt a daughter of their own just brings so many emotions. Homosexual couples most likely felt overwhelmed knowing that they might soon be getting this same chance.
What this argument does not take into account is that Many Girls look to hold the typical title of the beloved & adorable “Daddy 's little girl”. To a girl her father is the biggest part regarding male behavior. Studies show that adolescent girls who grow up without their dads, have a greater proximity and distance problems to peers and boys which could interfere with relationships later on in their lives which could unintentionally have them become teen moms. Lesbians more than likely do not have a close male adult in their lives so if they were to adopt a boy then the child would not have a male role model in their lives which could have them act out in life and become criminals or they will be more feminine. Ultimately, the legalization of gay adoption everywhere would greatly benefit our society.
When a child is born they go through the process of figuring out who they really are, as well as who they want to be. Society in many ways negatively impacts the freedom a child has whilst exploring this phase in life. It dictates what to do, and what not to do. Strong parental figures help shield young kids away from society at large and allow them to make their own decisions without any fear. Through reading the pieces “My son is Gay” and “I like to wear dresses” and Ivan Coyote we see how hatred directed towards children for just being themselves often discourages children from exploring their gender.
The United States legalizing gay/lesbian marriage and adoption was a huge step for the LGBT community. Even though people of LGBT can both marry and adopt, some people believe in the myths and stereotypes which suggests that same-sex couples are unfit to be parents. A growing interest in research studies involving LGBT couples and the wellbeing of children leaves people questioning if gay and lesbian couples can be appropriate parents for children. There are many research studies with evidence as to why same-sex couples are or are not fit to care for a child. One study stated that children growing up with same-sex parents fare just as well as those who grow up with different-sex parents.
As people try to prove that being gay is biological, individuals like Robert Kuzig writes in his essay “Finding the Switch” “Homosexuality was not a biological trait at all but a psychological defect” (88).People who disagree with me and say that being gay is a choice use many arguments that make a person think or question one’s self. People who say that it’s a choice use the argument that people who are gay do not have figures to look up to of their same sex in their lives. Another argument, that is also used, is that there are no gay animals or forms of living in nature. People who use this argument say that being gay is simply a choice that results from bad parenting. Finally, one of the strongest arguments that people who say it’s a choice
III) Homosexuals can provide the love, care and home that a child needs (Reason). A) Homosexuals work and know what it means to provide a home not only for themselves but for a child (Warrant). B) According to the article “Gay Parenting Pros and Cons” by Crystal Lombardo gay parents are about the benefits of the new family unit and its impact to society, they are able to help in focusing on the child’s welfare and are able to give the child they adopt the opportunity of living in a loving family which they have not yet experienced (Backing). 1)
In a recent surveys it is shown that over 27% of children in America are being raised by single parents, and over 2 million children are raised by homosexual couples. The old average image of a middle class white family with two parents, and a stable environment is no longer the normal or highly viewed social standing. Various movies, television shows, books, and other forms of literature depict families of different background and standings. For example, in the popular television show Modern Family depicts two gay men raising their adopted daughter and a blended family, the people on the show are always caring for and show constant love for their children. Even though they are not under normal circumstances the children of these different families are growing up in a loving and stable environment.
The issues that children face today are intense and tremendous. These issues continue with discrimination in adoption. These people see by color instead of the child. The love for a child should not matter by the color of their skin, but by who they are. Children need loving homes with caring parents.
Colson does not mention nor take into account all of the heterosexual couples that leave their child in the car when it’s either freezing or scorching hot out and they die. Nor does Colson mention the number of heterosexual couples who abandon their child in the most despicable ways. It is like the old saying goes, “anyone can be a mother or father, but it takes a real woman or man to be a mommy or daddy”. The number of children in foster care and orphanages is enormous; wouldn’t allowing non-heterosexual couple adopt these children be a
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.
The National Adoption Center also claims that a number of adoption organizations are supposed to consider lesbians and gay men, both singles and couples.(National Adoption Center n.d. ) Besides, gay parents have the same ability to raise children. They tend to be more motivated and more committed because they actively choose and had to work hard to be parents. Many gay couples, who offering themselves as adoptive parents, are more likely to form relationships that are more stable than many other heterosexual marriages. Thus gay parents mostly give adopted children a secure emotional home.
They continue to face the discrimination and exclusion in the world and violence. Like in EU, the same-sex couples and the opposite-sex couples have big difference because the same-sex couples do not enjoy their rights and protection compare to the opposite-sex couples. And same-sex couples suffer from discrimination and disadvantages in access to social protection scheme. Majority of LGBT hide their sexuality out of fear of losing their jobs. Youth LGBT are vulnerable.
UNICEF (United Nations International Children 's Emergency Fund) UNICEF deals with child marriage as part of its broader approach to gender discrimination that undermines the rights of children and women. In order to ensure that girls have an equal opportunity at education, which is imperative in preventing child marriages and the overall development of girls, UNICEF 's Global Girls ' Education Program operates in more than 60 countries. In addition to supporting campaigns and creating education systems, UNICEF also has helped develop two successful initiatives in South Asia and sub-Saharan African, the regions with highest rate of child marriage. The Meena initiative and the Sara Adolescent Girl Communication Initiative served as
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.
A combination of both should very well suffice the needs of a family, irrespective of where it comes from. To better demonstrate, single mothers are string individuals who play the role of both a father and mother as they have to handle jobs and their children as they are the sole bread winners of the family. Subsequently, gay fathers would have to adopt a more docile side perhaps to create a “motherly”, caring and supportive bond with their