Gay Couples Adopting

  • Cyanide_heart

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    your views/ thoughts on that
    i think the idea is a good idea who cares if the parents are the same sex?
    do you agree/ disagree
    i agree
    January 23rd, 2007 at 05:17pm
  • hrvatka; candy.

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    You need to state your views and thoughts on this as well to get discussion flowing.
    January 23rd, 2007 at 05:46pm
  • Matt Smith

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    Aah. So in the UK, right, the CC is refusing to allow homosexual couples to adopt children from its Catholic Adoption services. Apparently, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor is refusing to back down on this, and the catholic adoption services are willing to shut down and leave children homeless, rather than let gays adopt.

    Ruth Kelly (a Catholic) was pretty much upstaged by Tony Blair on this, who effectively cut off her political legs and decided he was gonna be the one to deal with this. xD

    I read an article from the perspective of a gay anglican priest (Anglican? Priest? am I missing something here, I thought they were Vicars, but ok Smiley ) who had previously fostered a boy with disabilities, and he wanted to adopt a child from a catholic agency, and was refused.
    January 23rd, 2007 at 10:34pm
  • folie a dru.

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    I think that people who will make good parents [responsible, financially able, etc.] should be able to adopt.

    Sexuality shouldn't be important.
    January 24th, 2007 at 12:04am
  • Public Pervert

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    I agree with Durscilla..

    It doesn't matter if you're gay, straight, bi, black, white, etc...you should still be able to adopt a child regardless of what your orientation, race, religion, or whatever is you are.. it's basically stopping people from having what they want because you don't like them because of who they are/decided how to live...it's just really wrong
    January 24th, 2007 at 02:42am
  • folie a dru.

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    I'd also like to point out that, statistically, lesbians have the healthiest marriages.

    And healthy marriages are good for kids.
    January 24th, 2007 at 03:45am
  • Matt Smith

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    Here in the UK, we have not only Catholic Adoption agencies, but many, many more too. xD
    I don't want you getting the idea that we're a squallid, poverty stricken land with nothing, but just so's you know, you can adopt children from many, many more places. In fact, the Catholic Agencies are very small. So please don't think that just because one agency restricts adoption, a person will NEVER have the chance to have children and their once source of happiness will be destroyed, because its not like that here.

    I often find it very difficult to talk to any Americans about gay rights, and gay marriages, and all that. I usually get the constitution or fedreal law or some other set of rules that means NOTHING to me thrown in my face, being the poor, uneducated English girl I am. All I'll say is; things are very different here. Very. Any none-British people need to try to understand that. For one, Civil Unions are equal to marriages and gay rights are perhaps better.

    Remember; Catholicism is not our state religion, and hasn't been since Bloody Mary took the throne, and we all know how that ended. We've never had a catholic prime minister nor a catholic head of state for generations.
    January 24th, 2007 at 08:26pm
  • folie a dru.

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    I agree with Catholic orphanages denying homosexuals the right to adopt IF they only allow Catholics to adopt.
    January 25th, 2007 at 04:30am
  • Poirot's Moustache

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    If the couple are financially stable, and not abusive or anything it shouldn't matter if they're gay or not.
    January 27th, 2007 at 08:33am
  • folie a dru.

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    The Vatican in 2003 issued a condemnation of adoption by gays, calling it "gravely immoral" and something that would "mean doing violence to these children."

    What. The. Fuck.

    Yes, I can sincerely understand how a child being loved my two people is the equal to violence.
    January 29th, 2007 at 01:23am
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    I think if homosexuals had the same rights as heterosexual people there would be less violence and gay hate in the world. I say yes to gay adoption and gay marraige. Isn't it best that the child ends up with a lovin family rather than being shunned around foster homes until it's 18 then kicked out of child services to fend for its self?
    January 29th, 2007 at 12:21pm
  • fallenleaves

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    I'm totally for gay adoption. The catholic church seriously needs to change its ideas and stop being so backward. I mean, if my kid was put up for adoption I wouldn't care whether the foster parents were gay or straight as long as they looked after the kid! This is 2007, it's about time we did something about homophobia.
    February 4th, 2007 at 01:01pm
  • Heaven Help Us

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    I'm totally for gay adoption. The catholic church seriously needs to change its ideas and stop being so backward. I mean, if my kid was put up for adoption I wouldn't care whether the foster parents were gay or straight as long as they looked after the kid! This is 2007, it's about time we did something about homophobia.
    i don't think its right......to say no to 2 men or 2 women who want a baby. If you want a child and can't get one like the lil whores out there you should be able to adopt
    February 5th, 2007 at 03:47pm
  • Matt Smith

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    i don't think its right......to say no to 2 men or 2 women who want a baby. If you want a child and can't get one like the lil whores out there you should be able to adopt
    Are you trying to suggest that sexual promiscuity affects your ability to be a parent?
    Or are you simply trying to say that 'lil' people are any worse parents than 'big' people?.
    February 5th, 2007 at 07:00pm
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    druscilla.:
    I think that people who will make good parents [responsible, financially able, etc.] should be able to adopt.

    Sexuality shouldn't be important.
    I agree. I don't see anything wrong with gay adoptions as long as the parents can take care of the child - just like with any adoption.

    When a gay couple is turned down for adopting a baby, look at all the children that aren't getting homes.
    February 7th, 2007 at 12:43am
  • jimmy jazz.

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    I'm echoing what everyone else has said here - a person's sexuality doesn't affect their ability to love and care for a child.
    The church needs to stop and think. Is it better to have a child passed from foster home to foster home until age 18 and then kicked out and expected to fend for themselves, than to be adopted by two people that can love, raise, and care for it?

    As long as couple is responsible, has enough money, and are good people overall, then I see no problem with homosexual couples adopting.
    February 8th, 2007 at 04:22pm
  • Soda Pop and Ritalin

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    You know what I love? Let's give all these children to a family who keeps them in cages and already have x amount of adopted kids (even if the cage thing was a new development) but we'll keep them away from gay families because God forbid, they might become gay and/or with their own personalities and ideas! *gasps dramatically* Let's forget about placing them with loving people who can raise them intelligently and teach them morals. Give them a rich family regardless of what the family style is like. Yeah...that's a great idea! *rolls eyes*
    February 16th, 2007 at 06:05pm
  • Matt Smith

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    You know what I love? Let's give all these children to a family who keeps them in cages and already have x amount of adopted kids (even if the cage thing was a new development) but we'll keep them away from gay families because God forbid, they might become gay and/or with their own personalities and ideas! *gasps dramatically* Let's forget about placing them with loving people who can raise them intelligently and teach them morals. Give them a rich family regardless of what the family style is like. Yeah...that's a great idea! *rolls eyes*
    Actually, if you've ever tried to adopt/known people who have adopted, if you kept kids in cages, you really wouldn't be allowed to have the children.

    Of course, thats only adoption laws in my country, in other parts of the world, it may well be very acceptable to chain children up in cages. I wouldn't know.
    February 17th, 2007 at 12:45am
  • Welshiee

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    i agree as long as it is a loving environment who give two shits wether they are two men or two women or aliens for that matter i mean lets be fair
    February 21st, 2007 at 03:53am
  • Megan;Femmeslash

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    I feel very strongly about this subject because I'm a lesbian myself.

    I live in America and I'm so tired of being a second-rate citizen. People over here can get fired if anyone working in their place finds out they're gay.

    When I get older, I'm going to move out of here and move to England. I know over there, you can at least get an equal civil union and maybe adopt. I know fora fact that I would be the most loving mother that you ould possibly meet. I just don't understand how someone can judge another on their sexuality and take their freedome away! Its wrong and unconstituional!

    The constitution specifically said people had the right to:

    Domestic peace
    General welfare
    Equal rights
    and the persuit of happiness

    and it said nothing about gay civil unions being wrong! There aren't even amendments over here that say that. Just laws.
    March 1st, 2007 at 12:25pm