Allowing Same-Sex Adoption

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Love Knows No Bias—Allowing Same-Sex Adoption
Nicole Lopez
Love Knows No Bias—Allowing Same-Sex Adoption
Nicole Lopez

Table of Contents

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All Children Deserve A Home...............................3

Social vs. Legal....................................................4

What’s The Problem
With Same-Sex Adoption?.....................................5
Marriage..........................................................5
Identity...........................................................6
Slippery Slope..................................................6
Shrinking The “Pool”.........................................7pe

Changing Social Norms........................................8
Authorize Adoption For
All Single, Married Adults.....................................8
Permit Second-Parent Adoption.............................9
Enact Same-Sex Couple Adoption...........................9
peAmendment Defining Marriage...............................9

Taking Steps Forward.........................................10

What People Think..............................................11

Works Cited.........................................................20

All Children Deserve A Home
All Children Deserve A Home
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("ALGBTICAL")
("ALGBTICAL")
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Consider this…
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* 14,100 foster children are living with gay or lesbian parents ("Two Million GLB People Want to Adopt, Study Says.")

* Over 2 million gay and lesbian people are interested in adopting ("Two Million GLB People Want to Adopt, Study Says.")

* Over 125 adoption agencies aid gay and lesbian couples in the adoption process (Michelson)

* 32,571 adopted children were living with same-sex couples in 2009 (Michelson)

* A ban on gay and lesbian adoption would cost the government between $87 and $130 million in order to take care of the children that can longer be placed in those homes ("Two Million GLB People Want to Adopt, Study Says.") * 14,100 foster children are living with gay or lesbian parents ("Two Million GLB People Want to Adopt, Study Says.")

* Over 2 million gay and lesbian people are interested in adopting ("Two Million GLB People Want to Adopt, Study Says.")

* Over 125 adoption agencies aid gay and lesbian couples in the adoption process (Michelson)

* 32,571 adopted children were living with same-sex couples in 2009 (Michelson)

* A ban on gay and lesbian adoption would cost the government between $87 and $130 million in order to take care of the children that can longer be placed in those homes ("Two Million GLB People Want to Adopt, Study Says.")

("Study: Same-Sex Couples Can Thrive as Adoptive Parents”)

("Study: Same-Sex Couples Can Thrive as Adoptive Parents”)

Social vs. Legal

Legally, thousands of children are already living with same-sex couples or gay/lesbian individuals. Some states have slowly implemented laws that allow both gay and lesbian unmarried singles as well as same-sex couples to be foster and/or adoptive parents. There are also several states that have already made same-sex marriage legal.

However…socially, despite whatever laws have been implemented, a large part of society still rejects both same-sex adoption and marriage. This social rejection prevents same-sex couples and individuals from living their lives as others do, by getting married and having a family. The largest oppositional argument is the “slippery slope” effect.

Slippery slope
The “slippery slope” effect is the belief that allowing one form of action will inevitably lead to another form, such as in the case of legalization of same-sex adoption. Those who are against adoption by same-sex couples believe that its legalization will eventually lead to the legalization...
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