Same-sex adoption rights....

  1. hello everyone,

    I am in the process of doing a poster presenation on the adoption rights of same-sex couples, and would appreciate any info you may have.

    research wise, any article or great web site that cites acedemic research supporting or against same sex parents would be of great use to me.

    Also if your canadian (esp. Ontario) and info in the legal defination of family, gay legal rights of spouse/parents, or web sites on this issue would be golden.

    Thank you all so much. Email articles if you have them to khardan69@hotmail.com (no acrobat format plz, cant take it)

    Zhakrin

    PS feel free to state your opinions here on this hot topic.
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   Gomer
    Not a "hot topic". If you love kids and can provide for them (in all ways, not just $$$); more power to you. Straight, gay, married, single, black, white, whatever....people who can love are needed by a whole lot of kids who have had very little love or none at all.
  4. by   Ted
    I "ditto" what "GOMER" posted.

    Good luck with your project.

    Ted
  5. by   semstr
    Same here.
    Take care and good luck for your presentation, Renee
  6. by   BugRN
    My partner is currently having Intrauterine Insemination procedures w/ donated anonymous sperm and if she gets preggers I plan on adopting the child as well so I can also be legal guardian. We plan on speaking to a lawyer soon about this.
    I can keep you posted on the process if you want. Oh I am also female!
  7. by   Agnus
    Well said Gomer.
  8. by   Starrla Crystal
    I am in favor of same sex adoption rights. I'm also in favor of same sex legal marriages. Any one else?
  9. by   delirium
    I can't wait for the day when same sex marriage is legal. If I'm still alive. As it is, my partner and I have to make all kinds of provisions so that we are recognized as each other's next of kin, but we still are unable to carry each other on our health insurance, and all the other things that married people take for granted.
    To me, its crazy all the hoopla about same-sex adoption. Have you ever gone to adoption sites? (I have, as we're thinking about expanding our family sometime soon, and haven't decided on methodology yet) Pages and pages and pages of kids taken from their homes for neglect/abuse, kids with major behavioral problems, kids with cognitive deficits, kids exposed to alcohol and drugs in utero, kids with major medical issues...... if anyone can take a child into their home and make a difference in their life.... I don't care if they are from freaking Mars. It takes a great person to do that, and greatness is not measured by the sex of your partner.
  10. by   Nittlebug
    I absolutely support same sex marriages and adoptions ! Let's close our eyes and envision a bright and positive future where a subject like this isn't even an issue of concern anymore. People will be accepted for who they are and we will come together and make a difference. We will respect eachother and celebrate our humanity.
  11. by   P_RN
    If it will provide even ONE child with a stable home, I am all for it.
  12. by   semstr
    What about these same sex marriages?
    Take your honeymoon beforehand and travel to the Netherlands, get married there and honeymoon on!!
    (I know it won't be recognized, but hey it is a beginning isn't it?)

    take care and don't give up on loving, Renee
  13. by   wrightgd
    Seems like I am in the minority here, but I have to say that I don't agree with same sex couples adopting children.

    We can get into deep debate about the "rights" of all people, but I base my opinion on my religion.

    God didn't design us to live together sexually with the same gender. If that was His plan, I'm certain these couples would have been given the ability to reproduce together.

    I'm sure I have nothing to say on this topic that most same sex couples haven't already heard, so I won't offer any further arguement.

    Please understand that I am not judging anyone for their lifestyle. I recognize that we are all sinners, and I am guilty of other sins everyday... I am simply telling you that my Lord didn't design His people to live this way...

    George
  14. by   delirium
    I have to say, first of all, that I respect your opinion.
    Secondly, I have to say that I believe God designed His people to live in love. It is far better for a child to have a home free of abuse and neglect, a home where he or she can grow to their full potential without fear, a home full of love. There are countless examples of people who have the ability to reproduce sexually that make terrible, evil parents.... I hardly think that the ability to procreate is the benchmark to judge all people in their worth as parents, or as people.
    It is far more important to me that a child be loved.
    This is not intended to incite any great argument, just stating my opinion.

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