Being single in our society has become common and normal. For some
people instead of having a destructive marriage, it is better to stay single. Today modern
life is complicated already and it is hard to predict what could happen tomorrow. And
maybe staying single could prevent certain issues, like separations and divorces that
could lead to struggling and suffering for the whole family. However, single people
possess parental feelings and a desire to have a child. And, if for some reason, a single
man or a woman cannot have a child naturally, he or she should be allowed to adopt
children even though in some countries, they are forbidden to adopt.
First of all, for some single people it is impossible to become pregnant or to
inseminate because of some physiological or health problems, such as sterility, chronic
illnesses or obesity. Many women are cautious of getting pregnant because during
pregnancy many problems could occur.
These problems could put their lives
and the lives of the infants in danger. For example, a woman could have miscarriages or
a pre-mature or law-weighting baby. Moreover gay and lesbian couples obviously cannot
have their own children.
The above reasons are obstacles for some desiring a child. But unable to do
so does not mean not wanting to. Neither does it mean that such people lack knowledge
of what being a parent can be like. For example, Amy S., who could not have her own
children but desperately desired them and adopted four- year- old Kate, says, "I wanted to
be a mother more than anything else in the world; nothing else seemed as important."
Second of all, many people cannot commit in a relationship and do not want to get
married. They want to be free and independent and not to...