Gay Adoption

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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 parents in different homes or children being raised by other family members. However, more and more families are same sex parents, 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 parents are more stable than heterosexual parents; and according to Fredrick 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 live 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

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