Gay adoption

Essay by rnya96High School, 12th gradeA, October 2007

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Currently it’s illegal in many places around the world for a homosexual couple to adopt a child. This is a difficult issue because unlike gay marriage that only affects homosexuals; gay adoption affects children who have nothing to do with this controversial issue.

Firstly, I believe that the quality of parenting is measured by the ability of parents to love their child, and has absolutely nothing to do with their sexual orientation. Also The American Psychological Association suggests that"not a single study has found children of gay or lesbian parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents," and concluded that "home environments provided by gay and lesbian parents are as likely as those provided by heterosexual parents to support and enable children's psychosocial growth."Secondly, gay people have to adopt a child to have a son or a daughter. So it is unfair for them to ban gay adoption, because this will eliminate their chance of having a child who they can love.

Also it is certainly unfair for the children who are waiting to get adopted.

However I can’t readily agree with the legalization of gay adoption because of the prejudice toward the homosexuals.

Because of this prejudice, a child who is adopted by a homosexual couple has a high possibility of getting ridiculed, bullied or even becoming completely excluded from their peers. This is a pain that is unnecessary for anyone to suffer.

To avoid children suffering from an issue that they are completely unrelated with, I believe that it is important to reduce the prejudice towards homosexuals before the legalization of gay adoption.

Work cited;"American Civil Liberties Union : Overview of Lesbian and Gay Parenting, Adoption and Foster Care." 04 June 1999. American Civil Liberties Union. 3 Jul 2007 .