I know so many gays and lesbian that would love to be a parent and would rock at being one. Are they able to know why is that because people in this society are always pointing the finger saying no that is not right and no they would be bad parents? Well how do you know that if you don’t give them a try and actually place that child in the home with them? I am all for gay and lesbians having children and If they every asked me for my opinion on the whole situation I would most defiantly tell them how I feel about the situation. Works Cited Page http://youthvoices.net/discussion/gay-adoption-should-be-allowed-spreading-love-unfortunate http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles http://www.lifelongadoptions.com/lgbt-adoption/lgbt-adoption-statistics
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 the parent’s benefit, but to the benefit of the child as well. To put to rest any lingering doubts, society must be aware of the evidence that confirms that children raised by same-sex parents suffer no unfavorable effects. “[C]hildren raised in same-sex environment show no differences in cognitive abilities, behavior, general emotional development, or… self-esteem, depression, or anxiety.” However, if there were any differences, Meezan and Rauch find that “they tend to favor children raised in lesbian families.” Furthermore, Patterson claims no differences in the following psychological effects from children raised in different households: “separation-individuation, psychiatric evaluations, assessments of behavior problems, personality, self-concept, locus of control, moral judgment, and intelligence” (Ahmann). To those who hold negative stereotypes about gay people, it might come as a shock to consider that children raised in homosexual households might be better off than being raised in heterosexual families. Critics of gay parenting are q... ... middle of paper ... ...ese concerns.” Sociology Review 19.1 (2009): 20+.
Some of them adopt or use donor insemination or surrogacy. Although, the ability of gay and lesbian couples to be effective parents has been questioned, many researches showed that the children raised by lesbian mothers or gay fathers did not differ from the children raised by “traditional” heterosexual unions. In their study of children adopted by gay and lesbian couples Erich and his colleagues (2005) observed 68 families which parents were gay or lesbian and 43 families which parents were heterosexual. They reported, “no significant differences in children’s conduct or in family functioning associated with parental sexual orientation (Erich et al., 2005).” There were many other researches done on the matter of gay parenting paying close attention to children’s personal development and social relationshi... ... middle of paper ... ...rks Cited Stephen Erich, Patrick Leung, Peter Kindle. “A Comparative Analysis of Adoptive Family Functioning with Gay, Lesbians, and Heterosexual Parents and their Children.” Journal of GLBT Studies 1.4 (2005): 43-60.
Also, many employers offer health insurance, parental leave, and bereavement leave to their married employees. Says David Mixner in Time magazine, ³The issue involves... ... middle of paper ... ...children should be encouraged to live in mutual monogamy with one sexual partner in marriage.' Well, Mr. Hayton, that is exactly what the legalization of same-sex marriage would promote. Sources Hartinger, Brent. Homosexual Partners Are Changing the Family.
Because of the cultural and societal views of what makes an “ideal family” in the United States as “one mother, one father, and two children,” it is difficult for others to accept those that have two mothers or two fathers. These families are usually started by one parent who “came out” as lesbian or gay after divorcing a husband or wife. Additionally, blended families, which consist of one parent who remarried and the step-parent adopted the child or children that way, through artificial insemination and surrogacy, and there are couples who adopt children from the foster care system and adoption agencies (Thompso... ... middle of paper ... ...t to Adoption." Points of View: Gay & Lesbian Adoption. 2013.
Coparenting between gay and lesbian couples does however have it's own characteristics. Background Gay and Lesbian families can choose from several paths to become parents. Some families are created when one member of the couple brings children from a previous heterosexual relationship. Most children of same-sex couples are biological children of one of the parents. However, a growing number of children are the result of various processes that now available to couples that include donor insemination, surrogacy, foster care and adoption.
(Schumn) The child would not know who to call mommy or daddy if there are two of the same sex parents in the household. Same-sex marriage no doubt will increase sexual confusion and sexual ... ... middle of paper ... ...al connected, heterosexual or homosexual couples or single parents. Children are the important part of the family and it is in their best interest to be in the proper care. If my argument is not implemented there will be a lot of confusion. Because, there are many children living their lives not knowing if they have a mother and a father or two fathers and two mothers, because they never had a mother and father figure in the life.
It is quicker because the parents do not have to go through the stubborn and often very difficult adoption agencies. Also, you do not have to travel to the foreign country multiple times to meet with the agency and go through all the extensive paperwork. The last reason domestic adoption is the better option is that the child has the option to meet his or her birth parents later in life. A child who is adopted internationally often does not have any family records or medical history. Despite people saying there is not a need for adoption in the United States, as of the Census in 2000, there are over 1.5 million children ready to be adopted nationally.
Contrary to the popular belief, children raised by lesbian parents are not more likely to become gay than children who are raised by heterosexual parents. A parent’s sexual orientation has said to have little importance to children other than the family togetherness. In other words, the relationship of the parent and child is far greater important than the sexual orientation of one’s parents. To be a good parent to a child has nothing to do with one’s sexual preference, but how well one takes care of that child emotionally, physically, financially, and mentally. Before the 20th, century children were often seen as miniature versions of adults so there was little consideration to children development in cognitive and physical development.
CNN online journalist Jennifer Chrisler makes the claim that there is no difference in the outcome of children whether he/she was raised by heterosexual parents or homosexual parents in her article, Why gay parents are good parents (Chrisler, 2010). In Chrisler’s article, she self-describes herself as being biased due to her sexual orientation: being a lesbian (Chrisler, 2010). Her article additionally provides no strictly empirical support for her claim that there is no difference in the outcome of children raised by homosexual or heterosexual parents. In order to sort out whether her claim is scientifically accurate or not research on this subject must be examined because scientific accredited research in the field of homosexuality and related issues is relatively limited and novel... ... middle of paper ... ...ing sources while the 2008 study has not been as controversial or criticized and used clearer methodology. Based on the 2008 studies few limitations and general acceptance and accreditation by the scientific community I would conclude that there are no significant differences between the outcomes of children of heterosexual or homosexual parents.