Reasons for Adopting a Child
Especially, if the parents are teens and may have a huge need because for whatever reason they chose to not abort. Teenagers have enough struggles, they certainly don’t need the everyday stressors of babies raising babies. A child also may be rescued from parents who could potentially verbal or physical abuse. If that’s the case, how would they be able to care for a child. It would seem they can’t take care of themselves, and now an added baby to this equation is a complete disaster. Children are unable to care for themselves, therefore, this is why, in my opinion, it shouldn’t matter the sex of the parents. Importantly, the loving and stable home.
There are now states in the US; such as California, Hawaii just to name a few. They have adapted to the idea of gay adoption and then there’s other states that are staying firm. Some say that it is not the same as having a mother and a father or religious reasons. There are a ton of reasons people don’t like the idea of adoption from a gay couple. In spite of that, they are providing a loving and welcoming home which a lot of kids want and need. Stability & love for these children should be first and foremost. In other words, if a child has two loving parents why does gender matter in this case. Being able to have the opportunity with the child and recognizing the joy of parenthood is key.
Adopting by Gay People vs Foster Care
The requirements for adoption should not factor on gender or sex of your partner. They should take the following factors into consideration, could this be a stable, loving, clean, environment? Society puts too much emphasis and what’s right and wrong in the eyes of religion vs. what is the need of children. The most important factor should be the loving environment that the child would potentially be living in vs. being in the system. “Of the 594,400 same-sex couple households in the United States, 115,000 have children.” That number is very large and it keeps on increasing over the years. Two million LGBT people are looking into gay adoption. As this continues the numbers are just going to increase as years go on. “More than 16,000 adopted children are living with lesbian and gay parents in California, the highest number in the United States.”
Those numbers are wonderful because again they are going to increase and they will then spread among the United States. As those numbers expand that means more kids out of the system. Eventually, my guess would be that gay adoption will be legal worldwide. These numbers will increase dramatically. Hence, this will and should be beneficial to society, it should decrease children in group homes, due to no parents available to adopt.
There shouldn’t be discrimination to one another, or treating others different because of their sexual views in life. Also, it will lessen the traumatic experiences in the kids lives while they were in the foster care system. Too many kids stay in the system and sometimes it’s not what’s best for them, it creates an environment that sometimes is not the best situation for children. Adoption is a beautiful thing whether it’s to a same sex couple or a “traditional” couple. We as a society are quick to judge others on what our “beliefs” are or what society wants us to think is the norm. Well it’s 2019 and there truly is not a norm for certain topics. How about we just argue that humans are allowed to follow the proper procedures for adoption. Adoption affords people who are unable to make children for whatever reason complete their families. The ultimate goal should to have children in loving homes.