Homosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt children

Homosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt children
This is quite a debate - there are those who feel that as long as the couple are in love and can provide a safe and healthy environment for kids, then it is fine. Kids will have a family and so there is nothing wrong with it. However in my opinion it is not the type of family that kids should start to portray. Having two mums or two dads is not quite normal. I understand that these people have the right to live their life with the person they love, even if that person is of the same sex. However allowing them to adopt is a bit uncalled for in my opinion. I know there are those who won't agree with this, and my reason is that children are better off seeing a couple made up of a man and a woman, so as to be able to grasp what is normal from an early age. How can you explain to them that their 'parents' are different - it is a concept that is hard for a child to understand properly and it might have an effect on their development.

Agree

Anonymous

Think like a child

I'm aware that I'm in the minority, but here's why gay couples should NOT be allowed to adopt children.

Imagine all your childhood memories. The day you wrote your first Mother's Day card to your mom. The day that you went fishing with your dad. The lovely homemade cookies your mom baked when company came over. I could go on and on, what's the point is that nothing can replace the loving, parental environment like a mom and dad.

Who are you to take away the privilege of a child who needs a father figure and a mother figure? What if you were that child waiting to get a kiss from your new mom and eager to tag along with your dad to his hiking trip? It's easy for you to say that homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt children, but I guarantee that many of you would much rather have a mom and a dad then parents of the same gender.

All humans no matter their age have rights. Even children. No one should authoritatively dictate what is good and healthy for children. No one should make the decision for that child who naturally yearns for motherly love as well as fatherly care.

I am not saying that homosexual couples are incapable of providing love and support... Perhaps some gay couples or even better than traditional couples at raising their child.

Rather than arguing for the pros and cons of having a traditional family structure as opposed to a distorted one, I choose to advocate four basic human rights.

If you were to be honest with yourself, you were glad that a gay couple didn't adopt you, but that you were raised buy a mom and a dad.

If you still disagree, that's fine. But your opinion is not important in this case. The children has every right to choose what they want regardless of what the majority says. I doubt if there is a single child who after growing up and a traditional family would have much rather had two dads or two moms.

Posted by Anonymous on 07-13-2017
overcast

Agree

There are 150 imaginary genders are created due to this mentality. And kids should not fall for this propaganda. And for that reason I think homosexuals should not be allowed to adopt the children. Because left wing mentality is hurting generation and making them weak and emasculated.
Posted by overcast on 01-17-2018
Barida

Yeah.

Since they have decided to go against nature, I believe that they should be living comfortably with that as well. This means that we should be allowing them to go with the sexual appeal but when it comes to allowing them adopt, it is a no for me.
Posted by Barida on 11-30-2018
Kakashi2020

That's Sick and it ain't Normal

I don't think that children should suffer emotional and psychological trauma of having gay parents of the same sex. I don't understand why certain nations are pushing for acceptance and even to the point of making sexual preference and gender a choice for kids. Let's take some time off the equality and freedom game and let's talk about morality for a change.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 11-26-2018

Disagree

TheArticulate

Wholeheartedly Disagree

Homosexual couples should most certainly be allowed to adopt children. There are so many children in foster care today, many of whom age out of the system without ever having a true family, so why shouldn't we give couples who are unable to have their own children to adopt? It makes no sense. Not to mention, same sex couples should have the same right to adopt a child a heterosexual couple.
Posted by TheArticulate on 07-12-2017
Sue

I strongly disagree

A person's sexually preference is no indication of whether you are a good parent or not. I know many gay couples who are raising a family and they are no different from any other family raising children. There are lots of children brought up in single family homes. As long as a child has a good life why should it matter who is raising them? What difference does that make? Who are we to judge what is right and wrong for others? I think as long as a child has a loving home then it doesn't matter. That is all that is important.
Posted by Sue on 07-13-2017
Mehano

Disagree!

I strongly disagree. Why shouldn't they? Just because they are homosexuals? What does their sexual preference have anything to do with how good parents they are? Absolutely nothing.

Believing that homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to adopt children is just dumb. You should think about all of the children that actually need parents and are unwanted. They would give anything to have two loving parents - it does not matter if it is two dads or two mothers.

There are plenty of homosexual couples with children and they are absolutely wonderful. They raise them up better than a normal heterosexual couple.

I support adopting rights for everybody. As long as they truly want to be parents.

Posted by Mehano on 07-13-2017
Jonathan Solomon

Disagree...

Personally, I disagree with this. If they meet the state requirements to adopt, why not let them? The one thing I will add is that children of adopted homosexual parents need to be taught about sexuality from early on. That was, there's no confusion growing up in the household. So I will say that homosexual couples may have a bit more responsibility on their hands for raising children. But that doesn't mean they should be excluded from adopting and raising kids of their own.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 08-28-2017
Xilkozuf

They should

I really don't agree with the arguments that are usually brought up. The most common is "if to homosexual adopt a kid, that kid will be homosexual". Ok, so I guess that every etherosexual parent have only etherosexual kids... but wait, it doesn't work like that! Everybody can be a lovely parents, no matter who is he or she, and there is a lot of kids who are waiting for a family.
Posted by Xilkozuf on 07-12-2017
BigDreamer

Too many unwanted kids

There are way too many unwanted kids in the world. If a gay couple want to give them a family, why should we stand in the way.
Posted by BigDreamer on 07-12-2017
lilac123

Could not disagree more

Personally, I think a child is better off in the hands of a couple who is capable of and wants to take care of them rather than in the hands of the system, spending their childhood in orphanages or temporary foster homes or even in the streets. Who is to say that two people should not be able to take care of a child just because of their sexual orientation? If they can take care of that child and provide a good life for them, then there is no problem in my eyes. There are so many straight couples who outright abuse and neglect their children, yet no one has a problem with straight couples having or adopting children. It should not be based on the sexual orientation of the couple, but rather their ability to provide a good standard of living for the child.
Posted by lilac123 on 07-12-2017
hermessantos

Homosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt

Honestly, I think heterosexual couples are the ones who should be banned from abandoning their children. Today we see many gay couples adopting children, so I think they are playing a big social role and at the same time living a full and happy life. So I ask myself: Why should they be banned? I see no reason to forbid them.
Posted by hermessantos on 07-12-2017
Lizzyib

Shaking my head

Times, they are a-changing. The conventional family that we once knew is long gone. I think as long as both parents are loving and can provide a supportive home for a child, why not? It shouldn't matter about race, sexual preference, or creed.
Posted by Lizzyib on 07-12-2017
Denis_P

Couldn't disagree more.

Actually I don't think that it is hard for a child to understand the concept at all. A lot of couples, both heterosexual and homosexual, have described teaching their kids about homosexuality and that the children simply don't have the predispositions that are drilled into our own minds due to cultural conditioning. "So John and Jack are like mommy and daddy but they are both boys? Okay, can we go get ice cream?"

They typically just don't care. And I don't feel that one can really say that homosexuality isn't considered normal, when a recent study done by the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that 20% of the population are attracted to their own gender. There are many gay couples out there made up of good people, and many lonely children who need parents. Just because people aren't used to the idea doesn't mean that it is wrong.

Posted by Denis_P on 07-12-2017
simplym

Homosexual couples can adopt.

This makes absolutely no sense. So you think it is completely fine for a man and woman who gave birth and life to a child (whom is completely innocent) for whatever reason/circumstance up for adoption?

Yet, a potentially homosexual couple cannot adopt the child? When they assumably pass all the courses of childhood, parenting and can support the child financially should not be able to adopt?

  • Wow strange - As long as the child is being loved, cared for, has a roof over their head and so forth it should not matter what gender their parents' are.

Posted by simplym on 07-12-2017
arachnophobik

Oh c'mon

I don't think it's right to ban homosexual couples from adopting children. They are people too, just like us and they deserve to have a family of their own. People who see otherwise are just homophobic, can't we all just appreciate the fact that everyone has their own preferences and they're not shoving it down your throat?
Posted by arachnophobik on 07-12-2017
Gina145

A happy home matters most

You say that a child is better off with a couple made up of a man and a woman, but that is no guarantee that the child will be growing up in a happy home. I see no benefit to a child having a mother and father if they are constantly fighting, and that's not uncommon.
Posted by Gina145 on 07-12-2017
wallet

I will never agree with this!

Hi, I will never agree with this issue. I don't understand why a gay couple would like to adopt a child, knowing it won't have a happy family. A child needs male and female role models in their life. Having two mothers or two fathers might be uncomfortable for the child during their childhood. In addition, the bullying has grown everywhere and when it comes to a child of a gay couple it even gets worst.
Posted by wallet on 07-12-2017
VintageRose

Happy families come in every form

Why should it matter if the parents are a man and a woman, two women, or two men? I think the only important aspect to consider is whether they are a happy, stable couple that has the means, resources, and LOVE needed to provide for a child that desperately needs a home.

If we start discriminating LGBTA people in the adoption process, we're just reducing the number of families that can and will care for these kids.

Posted by VintageRose on 07-12-2017
reginafalange

Of course they should be

There's no evidence a child brought up by a same-sex couple turns out any worse than children who have both mother and father. Many children have a single parent or their parents are divorced, is that a reason to take the children from families like that? How is raising children by a same-sex couple any different from that? It's not. There's no valid reason to forbid them from adopting children.
Posted by reginafalange on 07-12-2017
jordanisiah

Disagree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am a straight male, to put it out there. I completely shook that you do not see the wrong in your statement. You have basically publically admitted to being a homophobe. You think children should grow up with the image of what is right? Living with a straight couple! That's Disgusting that in this day and age you still believe that there is a right or wrong when it comes to sexuality. This also means that this is what you'll teach your children or have taught your children. Continuing the pathetic phobia. I believe that gay people should adopt kids. Not only giving those that don't have, a family, but also giving them a future. If you think that the genders of the parents you be the determining factor of this, then I worry for you.
Posted by jordanisiah on 07-14-2017
airfightermax

Disagree!

If the couple whether homosexual or not, has the capacity to adopt and take care of children, we should let them. Why would we not let homosexual couples adopt? The couple's identities shouldn't matter during an adoption. If they are found to be fit to become parents, they should be able to adopt.

The decision on whether they are eligible to adopt someone is if they can do it, not because they are homosexuals.

Posted by airfightermax on 07-17-2017
Deathisue

Desagree

We are all equal in this world and we all deserve the same freedoms, the fact that someone is homosexual does not mean that he should not have the same rights of all of us, it is an orientation, the fact that a father is gay does not mean that the child ends up been like him, we have to be more tolerant and leave aside the prejudices, who knows maybe he can be a better father than we think.
Posted by Deathisue on 07-20-2017
Eggy216

Seriously?

This makes absolutely no sense. Who are you to say that something isn't "normal," as you tried to do with this statement? Just because you personally don't want to be with someone of the same sex doesn't mean that someone who does shouldn't be allowed to have their own family. A child gets a home, and parents who are unable to have a child of their own are able to raise one.
Posted by Eggy216 on 07-12-2017
mcbryan080990

Absolutely Disagree!!!

No one has the right to tell whos couples only allowed to adopt children. I am a straight guy but my perception is they should be allowed because even they are homosexual they still have a heart that can love. Sometimes those people are worth it to allowed rather than others. Every people has the right and chance so let's not judge easily instead let's watch and learn to them.
Posted by mcbryan080990 on 07-18-2017
Dkaraly

And what exacly is to be 'normal'?

Nobody is really 'normal', yes we follow certain social norms and patterns but there is not a standard for normal (outside of biology and psychology I mean), we are too complex and normal is overrated. What's important is the child's happiness, and that doesn't have anything to do with their parents' gender (or their adoptive's one). A child don't care about those things. I'll give an example, I used to watch Sailor Moon when I was little, the Sailor Stars were girls when transformed but boys (members of a rock band) when not... and (shock) it didn't traumatize me or change me or anything... Kids don't really mind that. Also, there are way too many children in the system that need and yearn for a couple that can give them a good home, not necessarily a 'normal' one.
Posted by Dkaraly on 08-28-2017
Wubwub

normal is what we make it

First of all no individual alone gets to decide what is normal, and as far as being what's more common goes, having a mother and father won't make the chances any greater that the child will grow up happy and secure. There are lots of "normal" couples out there who end up abusing or neglecting kids or just plain don't know what to do with them or how to raise them properly so if a homosexual couple can do a better job I say let them.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-24-2018
mark86

Disagree

I believe that they should allow to raise their a children whether is is an adoptive child or not. They have the capabilities to raise them very well. It is not about the gender at all it is about the abilities of ones individual to raise them and guide them.
Posted by mark86 on 11-20-2018
thejoyrevolution

No

No matter what your gender what is important in becoming a parent is the unconditional love they provide their children. We shouldn’t judge a person’s capability on raising children based on their gender. The children who grew up with parents homosexuals are loved as much as or even more. The basis of adoption should never be gender but the ability of one to provide for their children.
Posted by thejoyrevolution on 11-11-2018

Comments

kgord
I think what is most important to a child is love, and if both parents love the child and take a hand in nuturing him or her, there is no reason why they can't be gay,straight or gender neutral. Loving the child and being a positive role model is what's important.
Posted by kgord on 07-12-2017
Corzhens
I agree that a child needs love and pure love is the best that sometimes we think can only come from the biological parents. But it is not so because there are parents who do not love their child and albeit they abuse them. Even here, I have been seeing pre-school children in the street begging for alms from the motorists. The parents were arrested and they say that their child earns good money so they are using the boy for that.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-24-2018
Anonymous
I totally disagree with this homosexual couples are good to have or adopt children. Being gay or homosexual does not means they will turn out to be bad parents. Being gay is just all about the sexual orientation and it only requires good parenting and responsibility to have the moral right to adopt children.
Posted by Anonymous on 07-12-2017
Laiportal
So as long they are prepared to take the responsibility and after appropriate check by the social worker or the agency involved and the result shows the couple are capable then they have the right to adopt. Homosexual couples should not be disenfranchised from adopting because they are gay. As a matter of fact the only difference between them and the traditional parents is their sexual orientation.
Posted by Laiportal on 07-12-2017
galegatling
Why not? As long as they are financially stable and emotionally capable of raising the child, then go. Same sex marriage has been allowed for some countries and if they belong to those countries, and wish to adopt a child, then I guess they can as long as they meet the criterias.
Posted by galegatling on 07-12-2017
Neiltarquin
I see no harm for homosexuals to adopt and raise kids as their own. For me, they can also be the best parents because can give love to those orphans.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 07-12-2017
morgoodie
I cannot see how this should make a difference. There are so many children out there that need love and family that it should not make a difference if they are adopted by a man and woman, two men, or two women. The most important thing is if they are being loved and well taken care of. It is not the gender of the parents that make for good parents but their personality and ability to love the child. If two men or two women are more suited to adopt than a traditional couple then why should the child suffer by not being placed with the non-traditional couple. Families come in all different shapes and sizes nowadays so there really is not a "normal" make up for family anymore.
Posted by morgoodie on 07-12-2017
Alexa
I feel if there is no one else interested in adopting then it would be better for a child to have a home than be in care. However, I don't think gay couples should have priority over other couples because usually it is because a couple can't have children for whatever reason. A gay couple biologically can't have children, therefore they should only be considered as a last resort in my book.
Posted by Alexa on 07-12-2017
vinaya
I have nothing to say against homosexual relationship, however, as far as letting the homosexual couples to adopt a child, I have reservation against it. What will then teach theri children, to avoid opposite sex relationship? A child does not know about sexual tendency until he becomes mature. Homosexual is also a result of environment. Therefore, a child raised by homosexual couple will be confused about human relationship
Posted by vinaya on 07-12-2017
Focusedwriter10
Lol. I just like your thinking, but it is obvious they will teach the children to avoid the opposite sex relationship. In fact, that is happening nowadays, where homosexuals are determined to win as many kids as possible into gayism and lesbianism.
Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 11-19-2018
peachpurple
Me too, I cannot voice out my disagreement or agreement on this topic because I don't have any homosexual relatives or friends that I know. However if you take a look at Elton John and his spouse. He admitted to the press that he was a gay, had 2 sons and 10 God children with those big stars. As you can see, he and his spouse handled family matters well . We cannot say that all homosexual are inhuman or crazy guys. If their hormone changes, they cannot help it.
Posted by peachpurple on 07-12-2017
Xperienced
I disagree. Despite the legislation to allow homosexual marriages legally in some states. I still oppose that homosexuality is against God's design for marriage. It should be a man and a woman or vice versa.It shouldn't be a man marrying a man, or a woman marrying a woman. If they can marry why can't they produce children of their own seed? They should no t be allowed to adopt children. The love that allows them to see nothing wrong with them coming together as husband and wife should be enough to make them live without kids around.
Posted by Xperienced on 07-13-2017
SimplyD
For me, as long as the homosexual couple can take good care of it like a mother and a father to their child, then why not? A family isn't because of blood but because of the love that abounds in the house. And if the homosexual couple can raise the child and explain to him later when he can understand as to why his parents are both males or both females as well as be good providers for the child's needs, then they can really be good parents.
Posted by SimplyD on 07-13-2017
tinkerlove
I personally do not agree with same-sex relationships. I feel that a child should be given a fair chance at Living a normal life; which in my opinion, is to have a mother and a father and to be raised by a straight couple because being straight is natural and homosexuality in my opinion is not.
Posted by tinkerlove on 07-13-2017
lovely
Well stated, a child learns most things from the immediate environment and a child realizing that a father and mother are males can tow that same line which is not right,let the child grow up with the right ideology and make his or her own choices and not the other way round.I don't think the homosexual needed kids they will have towed the line of nature,this is a natural thing or process,one can not have a child through marrying the opposite sex not same sex.
Posted by lovely on 02-21-2018
cmoneyspinner
Me? I don't agree with homosexuals adopting babies or children. But I've learned in this life to rest matters that are beyond my power in the Divine Court. There is a frighteningly horrific punishment for people who offend “little ones”. That offense includes not defending them as well. If you intentionally and deliberately place a child in harms way and this results in injury to that child, physically, mentally and spiritually … it's all on you. If you say your conscience is clear and you only want what's good for the child … it's all on you. You get to stand before The Judge and try to explain/justify your actions and decisions. You don't believe in Divine Justice? OK. But if you're wrong … it's all on you.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 07-13-2017
freebird37
I don't agree with any kind of a relationship outside of a male and a female, it is not morally right. I don't judge it's not up to me, I have gay friends that I love even though I don't agree with their lifestyle. They accept me and I accept them for what we believe in. I don't think they should marry and I don't think they should adopt children and bring them into their relationship that God doesn't approve of . A child needs to be brought up knowing that a normal relationship consists of a mother and a father. Being a child with a gay couple is going to make them think it's ok to have a lifestyle like that and it's not ok. We're living in a time where it's dangerous to think that it's okay to be gay, get married, and adopt children. Jesus is coming back anytime and he condemns being gay, this thinking will cost you your soul.
Posted by freebird37 on 07-14-2017
pizzalover
I don't have any problem because they are in every right. They are human beings too! I don't see a problem they didn't do you anything to not allow this right. Every person in the world who is capable, responsible and have the requirements to adopt children have this right.
Posted by pizzalover on 08-28-2017
lovely
This is a very controversial topic which people might begin to attack the messenger and leave the message.Children imitate their parents and try to do what they're used to.So by the time they grow up to realize that his or her parents are two males or two females he or she might want to tow the same way, this one is not because of choice but what one has grown up to see and probably get used to.I don't know but I don't like the idea.If they wanted children why did a male married another male, can't just wrap my head around this.
Posted by lovely on 10-23-2017
babyright
ITs simple if we tell ourselves the truth only, they should not be allowed to adopt children because what they are even into is a sin and also evil in God sight.
Posted by babyright on 12-11-2017
vhinz
The issue of homosexual is really a controversial topic. And for me, this issue will continue as long as we based only our reasonings on the thoughts and principles of humans. But if we just based it on the divine teachings, it would be really a different thing. We can't stop arguing on the topic of the homosexual as long as there are people who based only on what they believed as a person. We might not accept them totally but we should at least respect them as a person.
Posted by vhinz on 01-01-2018
overcast
LGBT people have destroyed the current generation with the feminism and the emasculation of men. So surely that is going to affect the kids too. You can see that couples who are straight should be allowed to keep the kids who are straight. And couples who are LGBT should only be raising the kids born that way. I have seen lot of people changing gender mentality like this needs to be avoided.
Posted by overcast on 01-17-2018
mark86
I dont see any reason to them to raise an adoptive child. They have a capabilities to do so. We are in the modern day and we need them to give a chance to build their own family.
Posted by mark86 on 11-20-2018
amelia88
Love should be cherished! Any couple who is able to adopt a child and give them a safe and loving home should be able to, whether they are heterosexual or homosexual. Shouldn't matter.
Posted by amelia88 on 11-21-2018
ajahcuizon
They shoud not be stopped to spread love just because they are homosexual. They are also human who wants to take care of someome and dedicate their lives with. As long as they'll cherish their adopted child, it is okay for them to adopt.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 11-27-2018
emiaj55
I personally could not decide on this one. I may be one of those who still stands that there are only two gender as nature meant it, but n this matter I am actually torn.

Why I won't agree:

  1. It is enough that individuals are permitted to think that they have sexual preferences. But putting a child under such environment is like programming him into that thinking. It is bad enough to have identity crisis at puberty to adulthood. But having them as early as childhood? It is like blinding him, and when he is older, explaining to him what colors are. There would always be the tendency to follow the footsteps of his gay parents. Of course they would have no one else to identify themselves with.
Why I am tempt to agree:

  1. There are just too many unwanted children.
So there. I am torn between these two.
Posted by emiaj55 on 12-15-2018