In this day and age, families come in all shapes and sizes. Some families are complete in the traditional way; a mom, dad, golden retriever and 2 kids. Other families are complete in an alternate sense of the word; one parent in the home, two parent’s in different homes or children being raised by other family members. However, more and more families are same sex parent’s, adding another side to the idea of the family unit. Adoption by homosexual couples is controversial, and it’s important to consider the advantages and disadvantages as well.
I feel that homosexuals who adopt can be Just as loving and nurturing as a traditional family adoption. Studies show that same sex parent’s are more stable than heterosexual parent’s; and according to Frederick Hertz, are more likely to stay together. A stable house is ideal for an adopted child. Children, who are raised in homes with two dads or two moms, are unlikely to be homophobic. When you grow up in that type of environment the child is more open to different views and beliefs. In a perfect world we would have no sin; however we vive in a very fallen, sinful world.
There are choices and consequences that find ourselves dealing with in this time. More often than not, you see people conforming to the ways of the world and homosexuality is no exception. It is so accepted today and so wide spread that homosexual adoption was bound to become an issue to discuss. With the number of homosexual’s increasing and the desire for them to offer their heart and homes to an abandoned child, this option seems viable. Love should win out when a child is involved. Not politics or public opinion but love.
Even though gay marriage isn’t favored in religious views, if that family is going to love that child, I feel that it is better for them to adopt than to be in Foster Care. Is homosexuality the godly way to live? No it isn’t, but we find ourselves living in darkness in 2012 and if we can find some love, stability and support for a precious child, I say give it to them. The foster care system should be ashamed of the service or lack of services they provide for these precious gifts, the babies and children tossed from family to family, from situation to situation.
Some good, bad and inwrought scary, what choices do we have? Stop an unconventional family from providing love or making the best of a bad situation and open our eyes and hearts to a new idea. As children grow up, they face many problems. Some require a mother’s touch and some require a sturdy yet loving hand off father. But what if there are two moms or two dads? According to The First Post’s list of pros and cons of gay adoption, “Boys without fathers under-achieve, especially since there are now fewer male teachers in primary schools. When children are adopted by two homosexual parent’s, they are arced to find role models of the gender they are lacking in other areas, like relatives or friends. Raised in a homosexual household have the potential of teasing and bullying in their schools. Other kids may outcast them and make fun of them for their different family lifestyle. Children who are adopted by homosexual couples will have to deal with cruel classmates, only adding to the struggle of their everyday life. As written in the Bible, Leviticus 18:22 “Homosexual acts are an abomination to God”. So why should we let the children grow up with it?
In the Bible it also implies that marriage is a sacred bond between man and woman. We don’t want children thinking that it is o. K. For a man to marry another man, or women to marry each other. In 1st Corinthians 6:9-10, Paul lists ten things that will keep you out of heaven, which includes homosexuality and being effeminate. Many conservative Christians believe that homosexuality is sinful, and gay people often face various kinds of discrimination. Their children might face similar issues. Homosexuality is a very controversial topic alone, but homosexual adoption is even more biased.
We need to focus on the children that need a loving family. Not only on what the family unit looks like. The best situation is not available for us, that every woman that is given the miracle of childbirth would love and cherish that child forever. However this has never been the case, so these unwanted children are abandoned and forgot. They wait and wait for a family, some get chosen others continue to wait. If we can in anyway shorten the wait, let us do it. Let us give love whenever possible. Reference Page: pros: Lapel, Gideon. “Florida Gay Adoption I Domestic Partnership.