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Gay Adoption Should be Legalized - Gay adoption by legal couples has become a rising controversy in the past decade, affecting the lives of many children and families. Most states allow gays and lesbians to individually adopt but do not allow them adoption as a legally recognized couple. In 1976, the American Psychological Association declared that “the sex, gender identity, or sexual… orientation of natural, or prospective adoptive or foster parents should not be the sole or primary variable considered in custody or placement cases.” Historically, the benefits of gay adoption have been recognized, but have not yet been legalized....   [tags: Homosexual Couple Adoption, Gay Parenting]
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Allowing Gay Adoption to be Equal and Fair - America, as a nation, is known to be equal and fair to everybody. It’s a nation that made black and white people equal, men and women equal, but why aren’t gay couples equal to straight couples. Everyone deserves the same rights and equality especially when it comes to adoption. Even though gay adoption is legal it is not fair or equal. Many places don’t allow gays to adopt and many couples don’t allow their children to be adopted by gay couples. Gays aren’t any different from us they do the same thing us they are just same sex couples....   [tags: gay couples, adoption, heterosexual households] 821 words
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Discrimination Against Gay Adoption - Note: This paper has a very long Annotated Bibliography. In recent years, same-sex relationships have become more encompassing in US society. State legislation is changing such as accepting gay marriages, enforcing anti-discrimination laws, and legal gay adoptions; the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is becoming public. Gay-headed families, like heterosexuals, are diverse and varying in different forms. Whether a created family is from previous heterosexual relationships, artificial insemination, or adoption, it deserves the same legal rights heterosexual families enjoy....   [tags: adoption by same-sex couples]
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Gay Adoption Should be Allowed - In this society people say that everyone is equal, but I wonder if we are equal. People of today fear change and believe that any change that was wrong in the past is wrong still today. I'm here to say that it is time for change. Homosexuals of the United Sates are regular people just like heterosexuals. The question that I have for society is that if all of the people in our nation are looked at as equal, then why are homosexuals treated differently. I have always believed that everyone should be treated equally, and I?m here to stand up for homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexual Adoption Essays] 856 words
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Gay Adoption - Gay Adoption One carefully thought over, unchangeable decision is adoption. The biggest question is who should be allowed to adopt. In the world today people think too much on who have rights to adopt. There are too many kids without homes to sit and pretend like there is no problem going on. It is finally time for someone in this world to take charge and enforce the rights of the human population. Now, Gay adoption is one of the most questioned adoptions. There are people for and against this sort of thing, and now it is time to just state the facts....   [tags: homosexuality, rights, discrimination, children]
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Gay Adoption - There are currently 107,011 kids in the U.S. foster care system that are hoping and waiting to be adopted, so just imagine how many of those children could be adopted if more lesbian and gay couples were able to adopt. According to lifelong adoption agencies more and more gay and lesbian couples are becoming parents through artificial insemination, a surrogate, or LGBT adoption. It’s hard for same sex couples to adopt because adoption agencies that have religious beliefs against same sex couples reject them, or a state law prohibits same sex parents....   [tags: same-sex, foster care]
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Protesting Gay Adoption: Let Them Adopt - One bright and beautiful Spring morning, a buoyant boy was born. Baby Henry had ivory skin with vibrant brown hair and light milk chocolate eyes. He would hold everyone’s hand and smile with a bubbly laugh. Unfortunately, his future will not be as glorious because his parents had him on accident. To Henry’s parent, Henry was nothing but an accident. His parents did not plan on having him, but the mother’s parents were against abortion. His father abandoned him and his mother. However, the mother planned to give Henry up for adoption....   [tags: Abortion, Adoption, Homosexuals, Parents]
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Gay Adoption - Homosexuality is becoming more and more accepted and integrated into today’s society, however, when it comes to homosexuals establishing families, a problem is posed. In most states, homosexuals can adopt children like any other married or single adult. There are many arguments to this controversial topic; some people believe that it should be legal nationally, while others would prefer that is was banned everywhere, or at least in their individual states. There are logical reasons to allow gays to adopt children, but for some, these reasons are not enough....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Adoptions]
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Florida and the Future of Gay Adoption - Florida and the Future of Gay Adoption The line between public and private is quickly diminishing, if there ever was a line to start. Private ideologies (social and moral/ethical attitudes) have been made public by what legislation does (not) relegate, and then protects the right to privacy for the individuals who abide by these private ideologies. The intrinsic protection of adherents to a dominant ideology forces those with deviant ideology to actively make their private concerns public in order to be granted their "right to privacy." However, even after this guarantee it is not possible for the private to leave the public sphere until the dominant ideology changes radically to incorpora...   [tags: Homosexual Children Papers]
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The Controversy Over Gay Parent Adoption - ... The Vatican states that gay adoptions are "gravely immoral"(p.1) and "would actually mean doing violence to children," (p. 1) says Brancacchio. Other organizations, such as the Heritage Foundation, Focus on the Family and Concerned Women for America have voiced their opposition to gay parent adoptions, all with the same reference to religion and debate that a family consists of a mother and a father (Brancacchio, 2006). Research and studies have concluded over and over that this isn’t the case....   [tags: orientation, religion, family] 1093 words
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Gay and Lesbian Adoption: Homosexual Parents are Just as Qualified as Heterosexual Couples - 134,000 children are waiting to be adopted, to have what the average child has, a family. In March 2007, there were 65,000 children adopted and being raised by homosexual parents in the United States (Gandossy, 2007). Equally important, more than 14,100 foster children are in loving homes with gay or lesbian couples (The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, 2007). There is an alarming rate of how many children are in need of parents in the United States, to where parenting should not be defined by sexuality, but instead determined by if he/she is fit to be a parent and if they should be allowed to adopt....   [tags: Gay rights, Argumentative, Persuasive] 1341 words
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Florida State and the Future of Gay Adoption - Florida state law currently bans lesbians and gay men from adopting children. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is attempting to get a case before the Supreme Court that could overturn the law. The ban on gay adoption has been in place since 1977, when the state legislature almost unanimously condoned restriction of the rights of its gay citizens. Legislation on the issue was sparked by Anita Bryant's "Save Our Children" campaign, which raged through Florida and even beyond spreading myths about homosexuality and linking homosexuality to pedophilia....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays]
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It's Time for Legalization of Same Sex Adoption Around the Country - What is wrong with America. This is a nation built on the success of the children, and future generations. How can we say that when thousands of children are in foster care to this day. To confront this problem states must realize that adoption to homosexuals is a great opportunity, not by just giving children homes, but also allowing them to experience the lifestyle that same-sex patents present. In addition, the government has to realize that religion should not play a role in whether or not gays should be able to adopt as a couple....   [tags: gay studies, adoption, argumentative, persuasive] 1347 words
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Homosexual Rights Concerning Adoption - Gay couples should be able to adopt because they deserve to be happy as well as any other person. According to author Pascoe Watson he states “Gay couples will have to prove they have an enduring relationship with the children to know the children will be happy” (Pascoe- Watson, George p. 3). Just like any other person their relationship with their children will mature, and will soon be able to have that love and caring affection, just like any other mother and father would provide to their children....   [tags: homosexual couples, gay adoption, gay rights]
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Gay Marriage and Adoption - ... That society should not be able to establish which parental unit homosexual or heterosexual is more qualified to raise children. There is no significant research that has proven whether straight or homosexual parents raise better children. With the closing arguments there is no empirical evidence supporting that same-sex marriage is damaging to the heterosexual marriage and the judge hopes to make a ruling in the next few weeks on the case. Functionalism interprets each part of society in terms of how each person or group contributes to the stability of the entire society....   [tags: society, social institutions, social system]
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Gay Men and Adoption Debate - Gay Men and Adoption Debate My investigation is based on the issue ‘should gay men be allowed to adopt’. My aims are: (1) To find out how the media portray gay adoption (2) To uncover the attitudes of the general public toward gay adoption. I am interested in this issue because I believe that it is unfair that gay people suffer more prejudice than straight people when adopting a child. I think they should just be given the same checks as straight people. My first aim links into the parts of the syllabus; The Media and Power and Authority....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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America Needs Gay Marriage and Same-sex Adoption - Families gather together in their backyards to celebrate America’s birth and get ready to light fireworks. Children chatter excitedly to themselves as their fathers bring out the cases of fireworks bought from the local grocery store. Mothers talk among themselves, stirring their glasses of lemonade absently. This picture, so common in society, will sound unfamiliar to very few. Every year, on July 4th, Americans commemorate the birth of their prestigious country; yet a question arises as to whether or not they remember what they are truly celebrating....   [tags: Gay Rights, Lesbian Rights]
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Same-Sex Adoption - Rhetoric is the art of persuasion, through which the party doing the persuading uses in order to appeal to their target or the audience. Rhetorical appeals are the strategies one uses to support a claim or argument, in order to persuade someone to agree with what is being argued; and in turn the appeals can be used when responding to any opposing views. In any piece of good writing, all three appeals are present. In “Lesbian and Gay Adoption,” Annette R. Appell is discussing the different ways homosexuals have chosen to go about having children, with adoption being the topic of discussion....   [tags: annette appell, gay adoption, homosexuals]
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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal All Over - ... In July of 2010, a study concluded that children of gay fathers were “as well adjusted as those adopted by homosexual parents” (4). By changing the laws of marriage against homosexuals, there would be thousands of newly formed families. Making marriage for homosexual couples legal in the remaining 33 states would give many of these children permanent homes, make the adoption process easier and have newly formed families. Another reason why marriage for gays should become legal in all states is because marriage provides both physical and psychological benefits according to ProCon Headlines (3)....   [tags: gay rights, adoption rights] 638 words
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Gay Parenting - Gay Parenting Steve Lofton and his partner, Roger Croteau live in fear each day of having their foster-son, Bert, taken away from them and placed with another family. Steve and Roger can not adopt Bert, who is 10 years old, because a Florida law banning gays from adopting prohibits it. Bert, along with four other children, has been in the care of Steve and Roger since he was an infant. If he is taken away from them, he will lose the only family he has ever known. Since June 1977, Florida has denied gays and lesbians from adopting children on the basis of morality and the supposed danger to the children (“Suit”)....   [tags: Expository Adoption Gay Adopting Essays]
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Adoption by Gay Couples Should Be Legal in All 50 States - ... Clearly neither comparison group does as well as children raised by their married biological parents, so on its face, these claims carry little weight even if they are true”. (George W. Dent Jr. "Same-Sex Parenting Is Harmful.") People may argue that a child needs both a mom and a dad to have a healthy childhood, however, it is sufficient enough to have a single mom or a single dad, and it is considered acceptable for those people to adopt. In 2012, a lesbian couple petitioned Federal Judge, Judge Bernard Friedman, with the right for them to adopt a child....   [tags: homosexual issues, equality]
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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal? - ... With same-sex marriage legalized in areas negative aspects started springing up that made it illegal in the beginning (Friedman). Same-sex marriage should be illegal because same-sex couples, not legally married, can still adopt kids in most states. A negative about same-sex couples adopting, is that the child of the couple will miss out on either a mother or father figure. A child adopted into the family of a same-sex couple will miss out on acquired traits passed down from a mother and/or father....   [tags: homosexual, mother-figure, adoption]
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Adoption by Same-Sex Couples - Adoption by Same-Sex Couples 19th Annual Robyn Rafferty Mathias Conference I. Introduction In recent years, there has been an increase in same-sex couples applying to adopt children at both infancy and from the foster care system. Although society’s perception of a family normally consists of a mother and father, the times are changing. According to the United States 2000 Census, this societal perception of a normal family, referred to as the “nuclear family”, only represents less than 24%, of households in the U.S....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive, gay righ] 2056 words
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Gay Parenting - For generations, homosexuality has been repelled against and condemned. Homosexuality is not normal, according to certain traditions and religions. Homosexuality is to be frowned upon and recognized as demons and sin-natured. In modern times, homosexuality has become a lifestyle and a relationship for more and more people with each passing moment. Although homosexual marriage is not allowed in some states, the anatomy of the person, whether male or female, hardly allows them to reproduce without sperm or ovaries....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, marriage, family]
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My Analysis on Same-Sex Adoption - ... Same-sex couples who are fortunate enough to be allowed by the courts to adopt, are still being judgmental. The judgments are based on their parenting abilities and the effects their lifestyle they live, whether it will have a negative backlash on the children. The intention of my analysis on same-sex adoption is to examine some of the bifurcation and the challenges that these individuals encounter while trying to legally adopt a child. To understand some of these issues, the focus will primarily be directed towards how the law views same-sex adoptions....   [tags: gay rights] 670 words
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The Importance of Gay Marriage - ... Having these financial rewards are essential at creating financial stability, which is especially necessary for couples who have children. All couples should be eligible for these financial opportunities. Along with benefiting the gay and lesbian, same-sex couples can also benefit America by providing stable homes for adopted children. According to the Administration for Children and Families, there are 400,00 children in the United States that are living in foster care. “We should be begging gay couples to adopt children....   [tags: financial, adoption, equality] 787 words
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Religion and Gay Rights - Since the beginning of time there has been homosexuality and that has always led to a debate of opinions. But in the last 20 years this topic has jumped to the top of the religious/political controversy list. This topic is important to all Americans because so many different groups have a stakeholder position in this issue. Adoption agencies, health services, insurance companies and the wedding industry just to name a few. Many believe legalizing marriage for same-sex couples would not only change the meaning of marriage, but change society all together....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, equal rights]
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Same-Sex Parents and Their Struggle with Adoption - The California UPA has a unique function, which allows a mother to establish parenthood through the provision that fathers use to establish paternity. The California Supreme Court recognized that the Court of Appeal made an error, by ruling, “California law recognizes only one natural mother”, in interpreting a statement from a prior California Supreme Court ruling in Johnson v. Calvert. The Attorney General, representing “the public interest in establishing, modifying, and enforcing support obligations,” contended that the statement from Johnson, cannot be used to deny children of same-sex parents the benefits that children of opposite-sex couples receive when only two parties are entitled...   [tags: parenthood, court, gay and lesbians]
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Same Sex Parenting and Adoption - Adoption for same sex couples is a very controversial topic in Family Law, and often same sex couples face many unique issues if they wish to adopt. Many states have different laws that apply for gay and lesbian adoption, as opposed to heterosexual couples. Several states also have special rules that apply when a child is born into a gay or lesbian partnership. Gay and lesbian couples may sometimes opt to bring a child into their lives through conception and birth as well. For a lesbian couple, this is usually done through a male donor or a sperm bank and having one of the couple become pregnant....   [tags: adoption, homosexuality, family law] 1916 words
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The Reasons for Adoption - When a couple or individual decides to adopt a child, they know they are going to take on the responsibility of taking care of someone else’s child. Due to the biological parent(s) who can’t take care of that child anymore, because of either drug abuse, alcohol abuse, abuse to the child or if the parent(s) had died and there is no other care for the child. So that’s why this gives other couples who cannot have kids, the opportunity to promise themselves to be a great parent to a child in need. Though there are some bad things about adoption as well....   [tags: Adoption, ] 579 words
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Supporting Homosexual Couples Adoption Rights - Homosexual Couples and the Issue of Adaptation "Having two mummies or daddies is stupid, but it's better than having none at all" When asked for his opinion on the matter of gay couples adopting and raising children as their own, my eight year old brother replied with the above statement. Children are said to be the harshest critics; their opinions considered whole truths. But is this neutral and innocent view shared by the thousands of children currently in foster care worldwide....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Adopt Foster Parent Parenting] 1920 words
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Gay Adoptions - There are basically two types of adoption agencies: Public agencies that are usually supported by public funding and are run by the state and Private agencies that are licensed by the state, but run privately (Reference 99). Regardless of the type of agency, the state has some say in their operations, and if the state has a ban of gay adoptions, then the agencies will have to abide. In 1977, Florida passed a civil rights ordinance making sexual orientation discrimination illegal in Dade County. In response to the ordinance’s creation, a campaign themed “Save Our Children was created and led by the singer of the hit “Paper Roses” and former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, Anita Bryant....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Studies] 1226 words
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Same Sex Couples, Adoption and Parenting - “ An estimated 8 million to 10 million infants and children live in orphanages around the world, and aid agencies, churches and governments provide hundreds of millions of dollars in the hope that they can help vulnerable children find sanctuary in these institutions. This hope is badly misplaced. Orphanages are not safe places for children.” (Ahern, Laurie) . These are real facts about orphanages, foster care and private adoption houses. Out of your “flawless world” of religions, stereotypes, homophobia and antagonisms this is happening....   [tags: Orphanages, Foster Care, Orphans, Adoption]
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The Fight for Gay Rights - The fight to legalize gay marriage has won many battles in recent years. It has become available in Canada, England, New Zealand, and here in the United States it is now legal in 13 states (religioustolerence.org). Gay couples have become more prominently accepted in modern society, appearing in popular TV shows such as “Modern Family” and “The New Normal”. Gay marriage is even the inspiration for popular songs such as “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Even with same sex couples being more commonly accepted, there are still conservative and religious leaders that remain opposed....   [tags: Gay Marriage, Legalization]
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Gay Marriage - When a person thinks about marriage, they usually think of a man and a woman. With more and more people getting married, it is all opening the door to gay marriage. No matter whom the person is, or what sex they chose to marry they should be treated the same. If a man and man want to unite in marriage and announce their love to each other, they should be able to and it should be accept in our society. If a female and another female are inmate it is considered arousing however, if those same woman want to make a commitment to each other it is then deemed unacceptable....   [tags: marriage, love, sexuality, family, adoption]
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Overview of Adoption - This world has come so far since the first century and the Great Depression. Technology has boomed and more and more resources have become available to the citizens of this country. Even with the advanced technology, some people still find it hard to start a family. There are many factors that play into this like the lack of knowledge, drug use, and family medical background. People with these issues tend to look towards adoption as a way to start their family. Adoption can do many good things for people, which include giving gay couples the opportunity to parent, and taking children out of bad situations and providing them with good homes....   [tags: Parenting, Adoption Agencies, Teen Parents]
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In Favor of Gay Marriage - In the twentieth century, America has undergone vast changes in family styles. Because of the increase in many gays and lesbians speaking out, we see a new emphasis on the word family. "Many gays and lesbians have decided to come out of the closet shaking up an issue that has made a ruckus between Americans" (Carey 2). We find that the Defense of Marriage Act states that marriage should be between one man and one woman for federal purposes; but is this fair. The United States was founded on the belief of equality, loyalty, and justice for all....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Same Sex Ethics]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. This has been very apparent during elections when politicians, in order to distract or sway conservative voters, all took a side and had an opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. The debate has been presented on the left as a civil rights debate, equal rights. And on the right, as a morals debate, a referendum on homosexuality (Rauch, J....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Gay Marriage Debate - Within this essay, the main focus will be to develop a thorough analysis and discussion in relation to the topic of gay marriage. In order to construct this, this essay will discuss positions in favor of and against gay marriage. In reference to the position supporting gay marriage, the discussion will focus on; discrimination and equality and respect on individual’s rights. The points that will be discussed contraty to gay marriage will be building upon ideas that we rose in the debate as well as incorporating some new material....   [tags: Legalizing Gay Marriage] 2697 words
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Gay and Lesbian Spirituality - I began investigating gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) representations of the sacred during my late adolescence. In college, my knowledge of same-sex desiring and gender-variant deities evolved into a study of the spiritual roles and legacies of GLBTQ people. Such legacies are abundantly evident in parts of the world where indigenous and pluralist religion have remained unhindered, such as on the Indian subcontinent where hijra (male-bodied female-identified individuals) are seen as harbingers of good fortune and curses and perform ceremonies at weddings and births....   [tags: gay, lesbian bisexual]
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History of Adoption - ... Adoption is an excellent way to overrule inequality of children and solving violence of children without parental care in our society. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (“CRC”) regulates a commitment protecting all the children rights including The Universal Declaration of Human Rights issues the law about common concept for human rights that children “are entitled to special care and assistance” (Todres, 2007). Firstly, family environment is the most important factor to children, exceptionally unparented children....   [tags: care, love, inequality] 1152 words
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Increase in Adoption in the United States - When a person decides to adopt, he takes the responsibility of raising a child who is not biologically his own. There are various reasons why people decide to adopt. Some say adoption is the best thing for certain children and many successful stories prove it to be true. However, there are also numerous tragic reports of adopted children being abused. 'Basically, what adoption meant, and still means, is that someone (the adoptive couple) is promising to assume all responsibilities for taking care of someone else' (Powledge 4)....   [tags: Adoption Family Families Children Essays] 1053 words
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Adoption to the Homosexuals Couples - What is wrong with America. This is a nation built on the success of the children, and future generations. How can we say that when thousands of children are in foster care to this day. To face this problem states must realize that adoption to homosexuals is a great opportunity. Not by just giving children homes, but allowing them to experience, the lifestyle that same-sex parents contribute. In addition, the government must consider that religion should not play a role in whether or not gays should be able to adopt as a couple....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Equal Rights for Adoption - What does the word family mean to you. Our current society has many definitions of family that exist beyond the traditional mother-father-child dynamic. With these changes to the modern concept of family has come much controversy. One of these changes is the rise of gay men and lesbian women who are currently raising children or are interested in becoming parents. There has been both legal and social resistance to gay parent adoptions in the United States. However, research has shown no proof that child development is negatively impacted by same-sex parenting; therefore, sexual orientation is not a valid reason to deny adoption....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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The Battle for Homosexual Adoption - “If it was me,” declares Texas legislator Robert Talton, “I would rather [leave] kids in orphanages as such – this is where they are now if they’re not fostered out. At least they have a chance of learning the proper values” (Sanchez). Such a mindset betrays Talton’s ignorance of children raised in same-sex households. The blame does not solely fall on him though; many people in the world today are in the dark about whether or not to allow gay and lesbian parents to adopt children. Many research studies conclude that children are not adversely affected in any way from growing up in homosexual households; however, the fight for same-sex parents to be joined in marriage goes on, not only for...   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Should LBTG Adoption Be Allowed? - ... I saw “The Three Stooges” and Teddy was chosen, he did not look as if he trusted the people that were choosing them. Later in the movie it was revealed that the parents were very abusive to Teddy because at a very young age, Teddy was sent to a military school because his parents did not like them. Also I read in the book “Bud not Buddy.” Bud was abused by the white family that adopted him and they forced him to sleep in the shed where there were spiders and all sorts of insects including a hornet’s nest that was bigger than a human....   [tags: orphans, families, parents] 799 words
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SameSex Couple and Adoption -   Introduction Adoption is not about finding children for families, it’s about finding families for children” (Joyce Maguire Pavao). Same sex couples should have the same options as heterosexual couples. Who says that a gay couple can’t raise a child and they come out perfectly fine. Many same-sex couples, after a lot of struggle, have been able to adopt and have changed a child’s life.Allowing same-sex couples to adopt is a powerful step towards success and it helps in many ways, which is why same-sex couples should be able to adopt....   [tags: Families, Orphans, Heterosexual Families]
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LGBT Adoption - LGBT Adoption “ There are approximately 100,000 children and/ or adolescents who are in the Child Welfare System waiting to be put into foster care or be adopted” (Kreisher). The number of children living with 1 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) parent today ranges from six to fourteen million children or adolescents. Adoption is to take into one’s family legally and raise as one’s own child. Although adoption is first spoken of in the Bible, the first recorded adoption takes place in 1693 in the colonial United States when the governor of Massachusetts adopts a son marking the first legal adoption (Sezun)....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Homosexual Adoption Rights - New Jersey’s statewide parenting legislation espouses a progressive stance on the matters of same-sex parenting and child care in the processes of adoption and foster parenting. The Garden State allows for same-sex adoption; allows single homosexuals to adopt; and allows second parent same-sex adoption (“Same-Sex Adoption Laws,” n.d.). New Jersey has passed progressive laws and policies that prohibit discrimination charged against gay individuals in the adoption process (Sudol, 2010). New Jersey state law also bans discrimination against gay individuals in the foster parent process (2010)....   [tags: Legal Issues, New Jersey, Foster Care ] 2526 words
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Same Sex Adoption - Same Sex Adoption The Great Debate Legal Issues in Adoption As a society we are governed by the laws of our nation. As a nation our laws are fluid, evolving with a changing society. It is often said that children are our future; they are our successors, the ones who will replace us and continue on to change the nation and the laws that govern it. It is the job of a parent to raise and sustain youth until they are able to stand alone. Of the many issues facing our society, one pressing issue that needs to be addressed involves the development of these crucial beings, specifically who is legally fit to do so....   [tags: changing society, laws]
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Adoption of Children by Same-Sex Couples - Traditionally, a family has been considered to consist of a heterosexual couple and their children, but many forms of family life exist in contemporary society. Homosexual people also form family units, either as single parents or as couples, with children, who are included in the family through a variety of circumstances. Many have children who were born in previous families (Johnson & Piore, 2004) and many have children who were born in a previous heterosexual marriages. A gay man or lesbian women or couple can enlist the help of a surrogate to have a baby while other homosexuals adopted or foster children (Sherman, 2002; Virtel, 2007)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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The Pros and Cons of Gay Marriage - Is it fair to be punished for loving a person of the same-sex. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Is this a good thing. Homosexuality is illegal in many countries. Leaders punish their own citizens by jail, or even death, for being gay. In the United States, however, many states allow gay marriage. Some people approve of it, but also, some do not. Society also plays a big part in the gay marriage legalization process. Same-sex marriage is a major controversial issue in the United States; specific examples would be the views of Americans, pros and cons of same-sex marriage, and the reality of it in the United States....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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The Need for Gay Marriage Equality - I think that gay marriages should be allowed in this country and that gay people should have the same exact rights as straight people. Gay marriage really has nothing to do with the bible or religion, all because it says something about it being wrong in the bible does not make it true. People’s rights should not be based on a book. Because the same book said that owning slaves is OK as long as you don’t kill them. People just seem to make it their business of what other people do, why do you care....   [tags: rights, prejudice, religion] 638 words
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Marriage between same-sex couples continues to be a heated issue of debate in society today. Denying gay marriage affects gay and lesbian couples and lets people think that is acceptable to discriminate against them....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Gay Marriage- A Controversial Topic - ... In America our Constitution as well as our civil rights gives each individual many opportunities and liberties such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. By taking away gay marriage you are not only taking away a homosexual’s liberty at the pursuit of happiness, you are taking away his constitutional right which this country has been built and formed upon. Who are we to strip those of their chance at happiness and a life with the one that they love. I have no doubt in my mind that same sex marriage should be legalized, but the true question is “why should gay marriage be made legal?” The idea that traditional marriage as well as the sanctity of marriage will be weakened from al...   [tags: debated topic, LGBTQ community] 1087 words
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Controversial Issues in Adoption and Parenting of Children by Same-Sex Couples - One of the major controversial issues in this era is adoption and parenting of children by sex same couples. It is depressing and overwhelming to know that while various people around the world disapprove this adoption thousands of innocent kids aspire to be loved and protected without stereotypes. Real facts prove that orphanages, foster care and private adoption houses are not a home for children. The president of Disability Rights International published in 2013 an excellent article about orphanages, she reported: An estimated 8 million to 10 million infants and children live in orphanages around the world, and aid agencies, churches and governments provide hundreds of millio...   [tags: defenseless children, orphanages, homophobia]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - As many minority groups in the United States have fought for their civil rights in past decades, it is the gay community that now finds itself striving for equal opportunities in our culturally diverse nation. Although they have already come a long way in the path of acceptance, most recently the gay community has had to confront extremist conservative groups who claim that allowing same-sex couples to join in a civilly recognized union violates the act of a traditional, sacred marriage. Gay and lesbian individuals feel that, like any other group, they should not be denied rights that are typically bestowed upon heterosexual couples who are recognized by the federal government....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays] 867 words
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Eliminating Barriers to Adoption - In this time where science makes dreams feasible, and what years ago was saw to be difficult, now is promising, for this reason is okay and respectable when a traditional married couple try different methods to become parents. There are many treatments to solve this issue, such as in vitro fertilization, use of hormones, and the most new and revolutionary; ‘shop a gamete or baby’ the same as you shop for a car or a house; you can pick the color of the eyes, the color of the hair and the physique you want....   [tags: children, family, love, parenting, law, home]
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Argument Supporting Gay Marriage - People are born homosexual. If you are homosexual you cannot get married. That idea is ridiculous. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Marriage is defined as a sacred bond of love between two people. Gay people also feel love therefore, they should be allowed the same rights as everyone else in this country. Homosexuality is an accepted lifestyle nowadays with a proven biological causation. The only thing that should matter in marriage is love and denying them this is a violation of religious freedom....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays] 1269 words
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