Do same sex couples have the right to adopt children?
by alara1 on September 13, 2013 - 7:15pm
In the article, “Same sex adoption: A dangerous social experiment,” Fitzgibbons argues that children need a mother and a father in their life. Letting same sex couples adopt children will affect them emotionally and mentally. Same sex couples on average break up sooner and are more promiscuous. He states that homosexual couples are more susceptible to have sexual transmitted diseases, like HIV, and may not be physically healthy. The question that he states is, should children being adopted by a couple be at risk for a serious illness? Studies have shown that children are better raised by a heterosexual couple then a same sex couple.
There are thousands of children in foster care, in need for a loving and caring home to live in. Should we deprive them of that just because of someone’s sexual orientation? Giving same sex couples the right to adopt will provide a home for a child in need. Overall, there has not been enough evidence to support the claim that children are raised better with heterosexual parents. Adopting a child is a big deal and same sex couples take months or maybe even years to weigh the pros and cons in adopting a child. They are very meticulous, so this will provide a child with a loving home. Lastly, children are just as likely to get neglected or abused if raised by a heterosexual couple. Denying someone the right to adopt a child because of their sexual orientation is ludicrous.
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