Single People Should Be Allowed to Adopt

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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...