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Gay Adoption

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in human sexuality, social sciences

Running head : Gay Adoption

Analytical Study of the Gay Adoption


Gay Adoption

One of the leading political debates now a days is gay parenting . Vast majority of people are calling for a change in adoption laws with regard to same-sex couples . There are large number of states (22 till now which no longer deny custody or visitation to a person based on sexual orientation , and have allowed lesbians and gay men to adopt children either through state-run or private adoption agencies . There are however states opposing this proposition . Florida [banner_entry_middle]

‘s 1977 law is the only law in the nation that bans gays and lesbians from adopting children Currently , there are few other states also that are considering putting bans on gay and lesbian adoption . The debate is still going on the legality and morality of this increasing trend . While both sides of this debate give compelling reasons as the pros and cons of their beliefs studies give proven data in relation to both sides of traditional and non-traditional familial roles

In the past , most gay and lesbian parents lived secretive lives . The time is changing now . The recent past has witnessed a rise in the number of lesbians and gay men forming their own families . The society is now having more and more lesbian and gay families and the laws are also supporting them . The world seems to have accepted the reality and is giving ingress to gay culture . Gay parenting is part of this culture and gay couples can no more be denied of their rights of adopting children This essay is therefore aimed at scrutinizing the issue of gay parenting highlighting view points of both the sides , and concluding to the legitimacy of gay adoption

In United States , the number of children awaiting adoption is increasing day by day

According to latest estimates , there are 517 ,000 children in foster care . Out of these , 118 ,000 children are waiting to be adopted ( Foster Care ‘ par . 1 . In 2004 , only 52 ,000 children could be adopted but the number of children admitted into the foster care remain much more than that . With such a large number of children living with out parents , the most viable option having no negative impact is promoting the gay adoption . There are people like the child advocacy workers who believe that children and youth are better off in family settings regardless of the parent ‘s sexual orientation rather than ending up in orphanages Families whether they are traditional , or gay are best suited to provide loving support for children

On the contrary , there are people who do not support the idea of gay adoption . They propagate that the best environment for the well-being of children is nothing short of a household with both a mother and a father . They advocate that a homosexual environment can model homosexual behavior to children . They believe that lesbians and gay men are more likely to molest children . It has also been indicated that children in homosexual households… [banner_entry_footer]

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