“We’re hoping for the best and planning for the worst" states a gay couple waiting for acceptance to adopt. Should they have to go through this feeling if straight couples don't have to? Reverend Matthew Bode is having to let his partner adopt two twin girls alone because of the laws forbidding him from having a joint adoption with his partner. They feared the same-sex marriage law may not "translate to immediate same-sex adoption." Many states have put off the topic of same-sex adoption because they cannot see the perspectives of these gay couples. Many say "it will be difficult to work with adoption administrators and officials to get them to recognize the rights of parentage that flow from marriage.” This creates fear for many gay couples hoping to make their relationship into a family.
The need for a complete family in gay couples has risen over the past 10 years. What's next? Matthew Harwood gives you the myths and the true facts of gay parenting. Throughout this article Harwood supports the idea that "There is no evidence to suggest that lesbians and gay men are unfit to be parents. " Just because of your parents sexual orientation doesn't force you to be the same as them. Harwoods article provides the legal policies and researchers overview of gay parenting.
LifeLong Adoptions promotes same sex adoption and is a gay friendly facilitator online for couples looking to adopt or in the process. They advocate for these couples and provide care for them through the couples process. Here you can find, facts, statistics and laws on the LGBTQ adoption process.
Does Christian faith oppose gay adoption? Jonathan Merritt previews Handels idea that “my faith calls me to oppose LGBTQ couples’ ability to adopt. " Handel stands by her Christian faith to base her opinion on whether gay couples should adopt. Merritt presents the new idea that The Bible never address the question of LGBT couples’ adopting. Handel works to prove that The Bible wants “one man and one woman for life.”
Even if the "perfect family" goes against gay adoption, that shouldn't stop gay couples from becoming a family too. Klein claims Justice Antonin Scalia's comment on LGBTQ couples "was wronger than I thought." Scalia stated "there's considerable disagreement among sociologists as to what the consequences of raising a child in a single-sex family, whether that is harmful to the child or not." The clear idea in Klein's article states that there is no study proven to show a gay couple making their child "more" or "less" gay.
We can celebrate gay pride, but what if we take a moment to celebrate gay parent pride? Jennifer Chrisler writes about the importance of celebrating gay parent pride because she wants you to see that "good parents are good parents, no matter their sexual orientation." She provides the statistics on children's growth in a gay parent home. The lives of these kids are much more positively affected than negatively, so why should gay couples not be allowed to adopt?
Matt barber joins Gordon Klingenschmitt on a webcast about “Pray in Jesus Name.” Barber discusses his disgust at the LGBTQ's ability to adopt children. They open a story from six years ago about a transgender child being adopted by a lesbian couple. They state that it was obvious to them the transgenderism was forced upon by the lesbian couple and that they should go to jail. These thoughts come from their christian side saying there should only be a husband and a wife. Should there be a husband and wife? Why can't two females make up for the missing father figure?