One main reason why same sex couples should be allowed to adopt, without facing discrimination from others with regards to their sexual orientation, is so that more children would be able to have a loving, stable home and an actual family. “The goal of our adoption and foster care system is to provide all children with permanent, stable homes with loving and supportive parents, but discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation hinders that” (Hunt and Krehely). The 14,000 children that do not have a home could have one if it was not fo...
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...and give all of their love to their child. Continuing opposition against same sex couple could lead to bigger problems in the future. People should stop judging others based on their sexual orientation just because they don’t see it as being “normal” because everyone is different and they deserve to be understood.
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