Although the number of children in the foster care system has decreased about 11% since 2002, “…experts worry that the trend might now go into reverse” (Protecting 47). “In 2008 there were 463,000 children in the foster care system” (47), due to the actions of parents such as abuse, neglect and the use of drugs and/or alcohol can cause a child to be placed in foster care. These actions cause the number of children in the system to increase. In order for this number to decrease dramatically programs must be put in place to help find enough, stable homes for foster children. As a result of the economy, many states have “considered cutting down on child-welfare services, such as benefits for foster parents and the number of social workers they employ” (47).
Massachusetts Legislature Votes to Ban Same-Sex Marriages but Approves of Civil Unions As supporters and opponents were anxiously awaiting for a decision on Mar. 29, the Massachusetts legislature voted 105-92 to ban gay marriage when it approved of amending the state constitution that would overturn the Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling that made same-sex marriages legal five months ago. However, the legislature also voted to legalize civil unions. The amendment was altered from when it was introduced this month, and now says that aside from permitting civil unions but banning gay marriage, it would clarify that gay couples who marry into civil unions would not receive any federal marriage rights and benefits. It cannot be changed again if lawmakers want it to continue onto the Nov. 2006 ballot.
Agencies gather information that will guarantee a “safe and stable environment, with loving and supportive parents” (“Review of Qualification …” 2). Agencies try to warrant compatibility and compassion for each child they place with adoptive parent. Rules and guidelines are not limited to agencies; birthparents and the state can also enforce their own rules. Exceptions to rules are common; however, many adoptive parents do not meet all the qualificati... ... middle of paper ... ...e numbers still climb rapidly. Society currently views making a family that isn’t biological in nature controversial.
Although some parents wait until after their baby is born before selecting a suitable name, name searches can be one of the most fun and exciting aspects of pregnancy. Some parents even have their baby's name picked already well before their child is conceived. This sure helps the bonding process – imagine calling your child by name while s/he is still
Thousands of children in other countries besides the United States are waiting for their "forever home". International adoption is a great option for many couples that may not be able to have their own children or even families that are interested in extending their family and decide to choose adoption. Every child waiting to be adopted will benefit from a loving home in profound ways (Adoptive Family Benefits). International adoption benefits families in so many different ways. Families who choose adoption because they cannot have their own children naturaly finally get to start their own family and they are bettering a childs life by giving them a perminent home.
It's one of life's fair treaties. It gives hope and integrity to the families who weren't fortunate to conceive; moreover, it changes the life of the child forever mostly positively. That's why many people support adoption worldwide. Adoption is basically the process whereby a person or a family decide to take the responsibility of a child and take care of him as parents although their not his biological ones, from childhood all the way to adulthood. Adoption nowadays is quiet different, because it basically fixes all of the homeless, neglected, abused and runaway children problems and also parents who have problems giving birth.
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. Their love for the children is the same as not same-sex couples, there are way too many kids in adoption homes and there is no proof that “bad parenting” happens.
According to the Mississippi Code of 1972, adoption by couples of the same gender is prohibited (Mississippi). This state law affects the lives of homosexuals in Mississippi in a big way, prohibiting them from living a full life of freedom. It is disappointing and ironic that this law limits individual freedom, though America was built on freedom. The Mississippi Code of 1972, Section 93-17-3, was created in 1972, and recently amended in 2004. It is strictly a state law which prohibits couples of the same gender to adopt children.
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. In particular, the main argument against same-sex parenting is that it adversely affects the outcome of the children involved as compared to children who have married heterosexual parents. “Per a 2007 estimate, over 65,000 adopted children are being raised by gay parents” (Gates, Bagdgett, Macomber, and Chambers 7). The American Psychiatric Association or APA has Discuss studies As a result, states that bar gay adoption are depriving children their full chance at adoption into loving homes because they are lowering the pool of potential parents.
Confirmatio –Denying same-sex couples the right to adopt is against their rights as an American. People stated that same-sex couples cannot provide proper care or a conducive environment to raise a child, but we can let convicted felons, murders, or unfit parents have children. If gays can provide a safe and nurturing environment then where is the harm? I think this would help decline the number of child who need a family. According to the research guide from the Georgia States University College of Law.