With the justification that it would provide these parents with equal opportunity, more than 50 US states have made same-sex partner adoption of children legal. They ought to take into account the welfare of these kids at all phases of growth as well as the general moral standing of the state’s citizens. The states’ positions on the adoption of a child from a same-sex marriage should solely be determined by whether the adoption will have an immediate or long-term impact on the kid. The parties involved in the adoption process should examine the child’s freedom and rights in addition to the interests of the adoptive couple. Therefore, the homeless children need parental care, and the same couple has a capability of offering outstanding parental care just like the traditional parents.
The orphaned children should not end up leading a lonely lifestyle by not being given an opportunity of having the care of the potential parents that have the willingness of providing them adequate care. It is malicious to deny the same-sex couples an opportunity of undertaking their parentage heart desires. Millions of homeless children should have a chance if receiving love and living in a stable home and this can be offered by the same couples (Miller 3). This outwits the proposal of the critics for the children to be lonely and without families other than having same-sex parents through adoption. The cost-benefit analysis indicates that the governments find it more taxing when the children are living in homes since they have to care for all their needs that they cannot fully satisfy just like a parent.
A high number of children are aptly being cared for in the gay and lesbian households. These children are well adjusted and adapted to the heterosexual lives. The same couple child upbringing signifies absolute love and not gender on the ground of building up a family (Manning et al. 500). The children who have an upbringing that differs from this emerge from parents who have been leading a heterosexual affair pretending to be straight only to discover sometime later that they cannot manage it anymore. They emerge from their cocoon without a proper basis of interacting affably with other critical societal aspects. The couple’s fear of exposing themselves can end up negatively affecting the children that they are raising.
It is appropriate and beneficial for people to adopt honesty and openness regarding their sexuality from an early stage as it will help in excluding the future regrets. Permitting the adopting of children by the same-sex couples will be a stepping-stone to conquering homophobia and disregarding an individual’s painful dishonesty. The same-sex parents have had the capability for instilling a similar self-esteem level in their children just like the heterosexual parents. The kids that are being raised by homosexual parents tend to perform better regarding self-esteem and discipline (Bonifield). The parents strive to ensure that their children do not experience psychological tremor both in school and at home.
The same-sex parents have been seen as having better links with their extended family, and this is an added advantage to their parenting. In the parents, there is social support and an equal distribution in the division of household activities, which contributes to an excellent upbringing up, of their children. The children will grow up while being less restricted to the existing stereoscopic views and they will have empathy in diversification. Miller presents that the parent’s sexual orientation does not affect the child-parent relationship or a child’s mental health. A female parentage family that has no father is seen to be more advantageous since the female partners have a closer involvement and association in the life of a child and they have harmony in their parenting approach (Borreli).
According to Miller, the children under the care of same-sex parents have a more excellent ability to overcome different stereotypic behaviors. The children can readily embrace both feminine and masculine activities such as performing household chores, being active in sports and prowess in the scientific subjects and mathematics. All the stakeholders involved in the adoption of children should understand that the traditional customs transcend overtime. Therefore, the traditions should not be a primary factor in influencing parentage.
Children with same-sex parents, in the end, learn the need of not discriminating people based on their sexuality, gender, creed, race among other profiling attributes unlike those from the heterosexual parentage who are continually adapting the idea that it is wrong to assume a specific gender orientation. The discrimination starts with the states’ denial of the LGTB couples an equal right of adopting a child. Giving the same-sex couples a right of adopting a child will not only benefit them, but it will help the children in learning that an individual can choose a sexual orientation that makes them happy (Pappas).
Lastly, the bill of same-sex couples adopting the children should consider how this parentage will impact the children and not only the parents. The adoption will grant the homeless children an opportunity of having a home where they will receive the love of a parent. The same-sex couple has the upper hand in helping the children overcome the gender-based stereotypes such as carrying out household duties. The parents have a capability of offering adequate care to help in boosting the child’s discipline and self-esteem. The same-sex parents tend to have a more significant child parents connection that boosts their self-esteem. The parentage also helps in improving the socialization life since these parents have a greater relationship with their extended families. Therefore, it is evident that the same-sex couple parentage has significant benefits to the children and thus these parents should have an opportunity of adopting a child just like their heterosexual counterparts.
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Borreli, Lizette, Do Same-Sex Parents Impact The Mental Health Of Their Children? Some US States Say ‘Yes’ And Prohibit LGBT Adoption. Medical Daily. Jun 25, 2013. Accessed from http://www.medicaldaily.com/do-same-sex-parents-impact-mental-health-their-children-some-us-states-say-yes-and-prohibit-lgbt
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Miller, Christa, Gay Effects on Children. Live strong. Aug 14, 2017. Accessed from https://www.livestrong.com/article/156339-gay-parents-effects-on-children/
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