Gay Couples Adopting

  • Dehren McGhengland

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    The sex of the parents doesn't matter.
    As long as the child or children have parent figures in their life, I don't see what the problem is.
    Two men or two women can raise kids just as well as a man and woman can.
    March 3rd, 2007 at 06:21am
  • khaoz_kid

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    I have been adopted many times and have had crapy homeosexuals and hetrosexuals taking care of me.

    but, I have been adopted by gay people who were realy great parents.

    plus at the end of the day isn't adoption for people who can't concieve? correct me if I wrong, but men can't get pregnant, so can't have children unless they are able to adopt or have surrogates can they?
    March 7th, 2007 at 01:58am
  • Matt Smith

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    khaoz_kid:
    plus at the end of the day isn't adoption for people who can't concieve? correct me if I wrong, but men can't get pregnant, so can't have children unless they are able to adopt or have surrogates can they?
    Dude. You totally just shot yourself in the foot.
    Gay people can't concieve.
    March 9th, 2007 at 07:48pm
  • folie a dru.

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    khaoz_kid:
    plus at the end of the day isn't adoption for people who can't concieve? correct me if I wrong, but men can't get pregnant, so can't have children unless they are able to adopt or have surrogates can they?
    Dude. You totally just shot yourself in the foot.
    Gay people can't concieve.
    No.
    That's what she said.
    March 10th, 2007 at 12:01am
  • SYNNIESAWR!

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    I agree I'm not Gay or lesbian but I got an uncle that 's gay and I don't care
    March 10th, 2007 at 12:46am
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    I agree I'm not Gay or lesbian but I got an uncle that 's gay and I don't care
    That doesn't pertain to the topic.
    The topic is gay adoption, not whether or not you think being gay is okay.
    March 10th, 2007 at 02:29am
  • Ol' Blue Eyes.

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

    Sexuality shouldn't be important.
    I quite agree. Clap
    March 10th, 2007 at 11:56pm
  • Penis Lover

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    I think not letting people adopt a child because they are homosexual isn't right.
    If they let people unworthy of parenthood or people who could not handle a child [financially and emotionally] have a child [I have seem this happen many times] then why won't they let a gay couple have a child just for the main fact that they love someone of the same gender?
    It is just another case of discrimination, the world hasn't moved on much from making black kids go on separate bus's than white people has it?
    A person can't even ask something which is niger brown [because it is a colour, there is nothing racial about it] but yet gay couples can't adopt a child?
    Don't get me wrong - I an not racist and as against it as the next person but why ban sexism and racism when you still let homophobic people though?
    It is like saying to someone who wants to bake a cake "You can have the eggs, milk and flour but you can't have the butter" - you ain't gonna get a nice cake!
    I know it is a weird-arsed metephore but it the best i could come up with [haha] but i think i've made my point [haha]
    March 12th, 2007 at 05:09am
  • The Fuck-Up

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    Okay I dont know if any has said this already but anyways people say gay prents raise gay kid but woudnt that be the same for straight parents but gay kids come from any type of family enviroment.
    Gay people should be abble to adotped any kid they want aslong as they can take care of them and all there needs.My mom says it is ruining the American home envirorment but its not.Its not ruining anything.
    March 13th, 2007 at 12:33am
  • kara

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    I think that all gay people should have the option to adopt, same as anyone else. People shouldn't focus on your sexual preferance, they should see if an individual can take care of a child in all ways, shapes, and forms.

    Then, people complain about a child not growing with an actual father or mother, but two fathers or two mothers. A child can't miss what I child doesn't have. It makes no difference.

    Gay people should get just as much of a chance as hedrosexuals.
    March 13th, 2007 at 12:40am
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    I think that all gay people should have the option to adopt, same as anyone else. People shouldn't focus on your sexual preferance, they should see if an individual can take care of a child in all ways, shapes, and forms.

    Then, people complain about a child not growing with an actual father or mother, but two fathers or two mothers. A child can't miss what I child doesn't have. It makes no difference.

    Gay people should get just as much of a chance as hedrosexuals.
    I agree with you, Kara. It doesn't matter what their sexual preference is, as long as they're able to take care of the child, that's all that matters.
    March 14th, 2007 at 03:48am
  • Megan Lea.

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    If you're willing to give a child a better life, then your sexuality shouldn't matter.
    One of my best frineds is bi and he wants to adopt when he is older.
    April 1st, 2007 at 08:46pm
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    I don't see anything wrong with gay adoption. There are plenty of straight couples who adopt. So why is it so wrong for gay couples to adopt?
    April 2nd, 2007 at 04:31am
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    I think it's perfectly fine. The whole point of adoption is for two people who are willing to take care of another human being with love and care, so the child could have a family and grow with one.

    If a gay couple is willing to do so, and feel that they are ready to give up the luxuries of not having children to adopt then they should be allowed to do so. It shouldn't matter of they were gay or not.
    April 7th, 2007 at 02:42am
  • neverland.

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    I think because a person is gay, they shouldn't have to be restricted from things men and women do in relationships. I think having a child (whether the child is actually yours or not) isn't about two people having sex and whoops you get pregnant because you forgot protection (although that does happen sometimes) it is about showing your commitment to each other and wanting to spend the rest of your life with someone. Gay people should be able to show this commitment as well. Although human biology doesn't actually allow a man to carry a child, two men, or women, should be able to do the next best thing which is adopt. In adopting they aren't only showing their love for each other they are also helping another childs life as they bring the child into a loving enviroment.
    However if the people aren't financially or emotionly stable the circumstances should be reconsidered. I think gay adoption should certainly be aloud!
    April 8th, 2007 at 12:14pm
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    If they love each other and can support the child, go ahead, adopt like crazy! I would rather a homosexual couple that can support a child adopt than a straight couple that cannot support a child adopt.
    May 26th, 2007 at 10:17pm
  • Catastrophic

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    I think that in order to adopt a child a couple should be judged based on whether or not they are capable of loving the kid and providing a safe home for them, not whether they are gay or straight. If a homosexual couple wants to adopt a kid (or kids) then they should have every right. Besides, wouldn't this just increase the tolderance of people who are different? By having gay foster parents you would probably be okay with them (depending on your relationship with them), but if you'd been brought up by a straight fundamentalist christian couple, chances are that you'd would be taught to not be tolerant of a homosexual couple.
    June 11th, 2007 at 11:37pm
  • SilentlyxScreaming

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    AGREE. everyone should be treated the same and its not fair to say that you can't adopt someone just becuase your gay/lesbian. its not right. all of you mibba's who are from englad, finland, etc.!!--AMERICA ISNT ALL THAT ITS CRACKED UP TO BE!
    June 12th, 2007 at 12:48am
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    "Homosexual Adoption a Step Too Far in Reforms

    The political agenda of the homosexual lobby over the years has been clear-cut: moral equivalence for same-sex couples with heterosexuals, social acceptance and legal recognition. Homosexual activists found a champion in WA Attorney-General Jim McGinty, who pursued so-called gay rights reforms with a crusading zeal.

    His program of change attracted support - to a degree. No one in his or her right mind would seriously argue in the 21st century against the removal of discrimination against homosexuals in employment and access to housing and, indeed, elements of everyday life in general. And there can be no sustainable, coherent argument from justice or equity for same-sex couples being denied many legal rights that are available to married couples.

    Mr McGinty got little community opposition on these issues when he enacted his reforms agenda about six years ago. The general view was, and remains, that homosexuals should not have to endure unnecessary legal disadvantage*1.

    However, it is most likely the overwhelming community view that when the rights of homosexuals are weighed against those of children*2, the latter must always prevail.
    There has been no indication of significant levels of community support for adoption of children by homosexuals*3.
    The prevailing view would still be that the interests of children are best served by having both a father and a mother in the home
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    Thus the adoption of a child by a homosexual couple in WA can be accurately characterised as the most radical consequence of the McGinty reforms.
    And it is a profoundly disturbing one for many Western Australians.

    Now it is more than likely that anyone who makes observations along those lines will be automatically denounced by elements of the homosexual lobby as being what they call homophobic. That of course doesn't amount to any sort of argument - it's merely name calling, a variety of the same mindless type of stereotyping that homosexuals rightly resent when it is directed towards them*4.

    Furthermore, that sort of response reinforces the view that, for radical homosexual activists, homosexual adoption fulfils a primary symbolic function as an assertion of moral equivalence between homosexual unions and traditional marriages.
    In other words, the adopted child becomes the means of making a political point*5 in that view, which does a disservice to homosexual couples who may have a genuine interest in raising children*6.


    And it must be acknowledged that there is such couples who would provide loving and nurturing homes for children. It is also true that many children in traditional families suffer because of marriage breakdown, neglect, violence and so on.

    However, it cannot be inferred from this that homosexual unions are necessarily more harmonious and conducive to raising children properly*7. Any such view is based on the fiction that infidelity, violence, avoidance of responsibility and so on are unknown among homosexual couples.

    It is still the case that a loving partnership of a man and a woman is best for bringing up children.*8 And there is no case for homosexual adoption while such partnerships with children's best interests at heart are left childless by adoption officials.*9

    >> The West Australian, Thursday June 14th 2007, Page 12
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    Bull.

    *1 - What sort of necessary legal disadvantages do homosexuals deserve to endure?

    *2 - How are their rights being weighed against each other?

    *3 - Maybe not in the community the West Australian was interviewing - the 20% Western Australia that are right wing Christians.

    *4 - Calling discriminatory homophobes homophobic is hardly the same as being verbally/physically abused for nothing more than your sexual preference. For being denied the rights that are taken for granted by everyone else.

    *5 - Yes. I'm sure most of the homosexuals that are attempting to adopt children to raise as their own are just trying to make a political point.

    *6 - Again, let's all be astonished at the idea.

    *7 - No-one claimed that homosexuals would raise children better. The whole point is equality. There are good and bad parents of all genders, races, ages, and orientations.

    *8 - Because if your family isn't like that, the same people who wrote this would persecute you. Either having only one parent, which is labeled inadequate, or homosexual parents, which has a whole other bunch of labels.
    They're the ones making these families worse off than the generic nuclear family. If a kid didn't get picked on at school or in the community for having gay parents, there is no reason whatsoever of why they would be any worse off than the next kid.
    [You create the evils you brand them with, Mr Howard.]

    *9 - There are enough anti-homosexual people/feelings in the adoption system, I'm sure, that for a gay couple to be granted the adoption rights, the other "loving, childless parents" were probably [crack heads].

    No case?
    No case?

    How dare you.
    How dare anyone.

    The West Australian: As quoted by [quite frankly, many]; The worst newspaper in Australia, and possibly the world."

    >> journal entry
    June 15th, 2007 at 02:42pm
  • Pikachu

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    I think most people can agree that anyone who can care for a child and love it to bits should be able to adopt. Sexuality or anything else shouldn't matter.
    Has anyone heard any cases were 2 couples are fighting for a child and one couple are both men and the normal couple win the child even though they are not even fit to have a child?
    I'm just wondering if anyone has heard of any cases like that. I've seen cases like it on tv, but I haven't seen them in real life(or taken the time to look)
    But if you have could you give me a link to where the story is?
    June 15th, 2007 at 07:09pm