Nurture over Nature: the Benefits of Having Same Sex Parents

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Nurture Over Nature: The Benefits Of Having Same Sex Parents Stephanie Cuellar
March 21, 2013
Nick Courtright

Nurture Over Nature: The Benefits Of Having Same Sex Parents Many people from older generations argue that same sex parenting is an abomination resisting any other insight into what is truly best for children. But it is true that hundreds of thousands of children are placed in foster care awaiting their forever families, and these children should not be denied a permanent family because of narrow mindedness. It does not take a scientist to figure that two people of the same sexual orientation cannot biologically conceive a child on their own; therefore adoption is the only option homosexuals have. While adoption takes a great deal of strategizing, it only seems fair to assume same sex couples would carefully weigh the pros and cons of parenthood before taking the next step. It is not humane for heterosexuals to conceive on “accident”, give up their child to the foster care system, and then to ban homosexuals from adopting simply because of their sexual preference. Same sex couples are obviously unfavored in the adoption process but have the potential to be great parents and therefore there is a legal and moral obligation to allow them to adopt children who otherwise have no homes. According to AFCARS report there are approx 400,540 children in foster care as of September 2011. In this report it clearly shows that 20% of these children get adopted out and 11% of them are emancipated out (Preliminary Fy 2012 Estimates, July). If homosexuals were banned on adopting, the number of children that would age out of foster care would increase drastically. These children that are destined to age out will likely end up in a cycle of poverty and classified as criminals. It becomes such a sad moment when a child that was classified as wanted to feel that heaviness and continue living that way. If homosexuals have that opportunity to adopt these children and make a difference in their overall lives, they should not be challenged against it. Stereotypes are becoming nonexistent as the lines between individuality are blurred. Because homosexuals are still discriminated against they tend to instill in their children the idea of non judgment; offering a unique and empathic way of life. Teaching such morals will provide these children with a view of life that is unbiased in a world that is constantly changing. As most heterosexual parents do not teach their children about the many differences that surround them, their kids will only assume that it is perverse for other children to have parents of the same sex. Children raised in homosexual households will be predisposed to respond well when confronted with diversity. While it is true those raised by same sex couples may experience a challenging time among their peers initially, they a gain a fairer upbringing. For the simple reason they are taught how to react to other peoples arrogance from the beginning of their time. While many people will argue that a child needs balance in their lives, a mother and a father, this statement is not true. There were 10,322, 000 single mothers in America in 2012 and 1,956,000 single fathers. (Single Mother Guide, Marc) The figure of single parents versus two parent families is only increasing over time, thus proving that a child can live a healthy and successful life without either a father or a mother. The reason behind many parents being single is partly because their marriages are failing or that the man that helped conceived turned out to be a coward. Because same sex couples have a more challenging time getting married they put more value in it, whereas conventional couples usually take their marriage for granted ending in divorce. Also, homosexuals seem to get along better than couples of the opposite sex confirming that couples of the same sex can provide a more stable healthier environment for their children. Children of same...
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