Gay Rights

Should Gays and Lesbians Be Allowed To Adopt?

Gay Adoption

There is a lot of debating whether or not gay adoption should be allowed. It is already allowed in states across America, but not ALL states. A lot of other countries have also passed on the privilege. The article states that it would be a good idea so the kids in foster homes can finally have a stable home. Others argue with that statement and say that gays won't be able to raise a "traditional" family.

Gay Adoption in America

Some states, like North Carolina, have prohibited gay adoption in some areas of the state. A lot of people in N.C. are against it because they believe that parents should be two different genders. Julia Boseman, who was interviewed for the article said "I support the lawsuit and believe we need to do what's in the best interest of the children. It's not about the parents, it's about the child." She believes that every child is worthy of a home and it doesn't matter of the parents' sexual orientation.

Adoption Rate Rises, Thanks to Same-Sex Couples

In 2000, the gay adoption rate is 8%. It has gone up to 19% in 2009. In most countries, they allow single gays to become parents of orphans. In the other states, marriage is the thing keeping gays from adopting.


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