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Old 11-13-2002, 05:05 PM   #1
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Should homosexual couples be able to adopt kids?

We are writing persuasive papers in my comp class right now and this was an example given.


I know my stance, but was curious to see other peoples' opinions.
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YES. My gay friends would make wonderful parents if they wanted kids.
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Hell yes. Any couple who could provide a loving, stable home for a child should be allowed to adopt children.
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yes, Hallelujah...that is really what I wanted to say (instead of the lame reference to how MY gay friends would make great parents )
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Hell yes. Any couple who could provide a loving, stable home for a child should be allowed to adopt children.
Ditto! Exactly what i was going to say!!!!
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Here I go.......

Well, I'll probably be the first to be flamed, but........

I don't think it's an ideal situation. I don't think single parenting is an ideal situation. God intended for children to have a mother and a father - *ideally* - I think that is His perfect plan. That said, this is not an ideal or perfect world, many types of family situations are not always brought about by choice.

I guess any type of one-on-one adult(parent) and child relationship has got to be better for a child than growing up in an orphanage or being shuffled from foster home to foster home. There are soooo many kids that need homes, I think anyone that is willing to love, feed, shelter, clothe, discipline, and educate a child should be able to.
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Can they provide love? Then sure, or course they can adopt. I see a lot of bad "parents" out there, and it has nothing to do with sexual orientation.

But one thing that gay couples don't automatically provide that needs to be considered, and this also goes for these celebrities that are adopting as single mothers like Rosie, Ally McBeal, etc. is a close role model of each sex for the child. Every child regardless if they're a boy or girl needs a CONSISTENT male and female role in their life. If not men can grow up to not respect females in their life, or women could grow up to not trust or hate the males in their life etc. This can come in a form of an uncle, aunt, grandparent, whatever, but every child needs this. And if a gay couple adopts a child they need to make arrangements in their life for a "guardian" of the opposite sex to play a part in their childs life. But this is easy and by no means do I think it hinders a couples ability to raise a child.
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While I disagree, I want to point out that in FYM there is:

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Well, I'll probably be the first to be flamed, but........

No flaming.
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Having witnessed so many horror shows calling themselves "families".......

I would say 100% YES.

LOVE and stability are two of the most important ingredients for a "family".

I would most definitely want this over abortion.



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Speaking from my personal experience, I would have rather had another female parent who was loving, nurturing, and made me feel good about myself than a father who... well, you get the picture.

Parenting is the most important and toughest job in the world, and the standard should be how capable you are, not your sexual preference. I know that is so simplistic, but it's just my humble opinion.
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Hell yes. Any couple who could provide a loving, stable home for a child should be allowed to adopt children.
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Well, I'll probably be the first to be flamed, but........

I don't think it's an ideal situation. I don't think single parenting is an ideal situation. God intended for children to have a mother and a father - *ideally* - I think that is His perfect plan. That said, this is not an ideal or perfect world, many types of family situations are not always brought about by choice.

BLSlave,

A lot of children are reared in less than ideal situations.
The question was not, Is this the most ideal?
Many singles are adopting now.

I don't want to live in a country were laws are made by what some people think *God's* intentions are.

I do want to live in a world with BLSlave and the freedom for her to express her opinions.
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[ramble]I think they should have every right to adopt. These are pepole who are great parents and WANT to be parents. Why should they be allowed to adopt? Many parents don't want kids and treat them like crap but they can have children.
And about the "god's intention" thing. If God is so "powerful" why are there homosexuals in the first place. If God "doesnt want" homosexuals cos they go against God's intentions then why are there homosexuals in the first place? If God wants children to have a mother and a father then why doesnt he wriggle his nose and make it so? Some people call homosexuality "unnatural" and such but what is natural? If most people like listening to jazz music that is considered natural would a person who doesnt listen to jazz music be unnatural? I think it is what ever is natural for them is what should be so. It is harming no one so it really isnt a problem.[/ramble]
Thats was my ramble
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I think that as long as a child is being raised in a loving environment, it should not matter whether that child has a mother and father, two mothers, two fathers, etc...
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In my hometown in New Jersey, there is a very well-known gay couple who have two boys (adopted). I believe they were once voted co-fathers of the year for fathers day. I come from a fairly conservative town too.

Yes, to answer your question.
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Yes they should. No details, but I'm going to agree with what Gina Marie said.

Love, stability and an actual desire to raise children is more important to me than sexual preference.

I know several people who were raised by gay parents and they are normal, well adjusted human beings with no major problems due to their parents sexual orientation.
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Quote:
Originally posted by deep
BLSlave,

A lot of children are reared in less than ideal situations.
The question was not, Is this the most ideal?
Many singles are adopting now.

I don't want to live in a country were laws are made by what some people think *God's* intentions are.

I do want to live in a world with BLSlave and the freedom for her to express her opinions.
Thanks deep - sorry honey, but I can't wait to get to heaven (not exactly a country, I guess) when everything will be as it should be because God's ideals will finally be in place, all of the time, with no more orphans, no more tears, no more hate, no more bad anything.
I know that alot of kids grow up in less than ideal situations - mine was one of them, and my parents were actually together 'til I was 16. I know that singles are adopting as well, and as I said at the bottom of my post, as long as the child's needs can be met, and the adult is not a child molester etc., I think any child is better off in a personal relationship rather than being just a number in the orphanage or foster care system.


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And about the "god's intention" thing. If God is so "powerful" why are there homosexuals in the first place. If God "doesnt want" homosexuals cos they go against God's intentions then why are there homosexuals in the first place? If God wants children to have a mother and a father then why doesnt he wriggle his nose and make it so? Some people call homosexuality "unnatural" and such but what is natural?
Raven, my darling sweetheart, unfortunately that is a whole 'nother hornet's nest, but let me just say this:
God is powerful, but He gives us choice. If He didn't give us choice, we would be nothing more than robots. I don't know precisely why God allows there to be widows and orphans and all sorts of bad things that happen in the world, but I do know that we are only seeing a very teeny-tiny piece of the puzzle - everything happens for a reason. God had a grand and perfect plan when He created the world, and alot of things changed when Adam and Eve made their choice way back when. There are so many things that happen in this world that absolutely break His heart, and sometimes (many times) I don't understand why He allows things to happen. But as a Christian, He has promised me that all things work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. I may not understand alot of things, but I am trusting that He is still in control and even if it seems really bad, it's all gonna work out in the end.




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Yas, gay people should adopt children and raise them in a loving, stable home. It doesn't matter if it's a couple or one person. As long as the child is loved, fed, loved, sheltered, loved, helped with homework, loved, defended, loved, disciplined, and loved, it just doesn't matter.
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