I realize there are many who feel Gay adoption is wrong and immoral. I would like to propose the opposite — that Gay people can parent children the same as traditional parents with no proven ill-effects on the child.

There are more children living in foster homes today than there are families who are willing to take them into their homes.

With that shortage of adoptive families why would anyone wish a child live in a foster home or in an orphanage until they reach the age of reason?

What reasonable person would prefer a child not live in a home where the want to raise a child is so strong that the prospective parents will suffer discrimination and hatred and inequities in the law just so they can share their gift of a better life for an abandoned child?

20 Comments

  1. It’s too bad some states are brighter than others — Florida won’t allow gay adoptions but New York will. That doesn’t make sense. Children are children. Parents are parents. Who says the states should be able to redefine what makes us?

  2. It’s too bad some states are brighter than others — Florida won’t allow gay adoptions but New York will. That doesn’t make sense. Children are children. Parents are parents. Who says the states should be able to redefine what makes us?

  3. You said it all and well, I couldn’t agree more. If a gay couple wants to adopt then so be it. It takes a lot to adopt a child and raise it as your own. Hell it takes a lot to raise a child period. Sometimes I think if I ever do decide to be a parent adopting might be the direction I’d go.

  4. You said it all and well, I couldn’t agree more. If a gay couple wants to adopt then so be it. It takes a lot to adopt a child and raise it as your own. Hell it takes a lot to raise a child period. Sometimes I think if I ever do decide to be a parent adopting might be the direction I’d go.

  5. Adoption is a wonderful thing, Robin, and you would do well as a mother in any circumstance. You cats are proof of that fact!
    There are so many children who need solid homes and dedicated parents to say “I believe in you” and that belief isn’t grounded in any particular desire or impressionable lifestyle choice — it is only gifted in the want to love and honor someone else who desperately needs that kind of warmth.

  6. It makes me sick to see situations where gay parents are denied adoption, and even in some cases, the children are taken away!! There are more kids in foster care and social services than there are parents, and it just seems hypocritical at best, to me, to deny loving and willing parents the opportunity to take care of one or more of these needy children. It just doesn’t make sense. I hope that my partner and I do not have to experience the bad side of this situation, and when we do want to do adopt, can do so easily. My greatest fear is meeting opposition to our desire to share our lives with a child and raise them lovingly. This is definitely an issue that everyone should continually talk about, because after all, education is the key to success; only by continued education about this problem, will we ever resolve it. Thanks for doing your part and raising awareness.

  7. Hi duane!
    I thank you for sharing your kind and brave comment. I am with you. I think there’s a lot of unsubstantiated fear out there that the children will somehow become corrupted by gay parents into becoming gay or that there is a gay agenda to turn all straight people gay — but I’ve never seen or witnessed that agenda anywhere in my lifetime.
    My wife and I have spent a lot of our time in social services and in working in the theatre so we have a lot of gay friends and associates and not one of them is morally corrupt or degenerate in any way. I also can’t think of one established study that demonstrates gay parents raise straight children into gay adults.
    Good luck and keep in touch!

  8. it’s absurd how many heterosexual couples are out there that ought to have no children allowed to them – given the inevitable big mac venti frappucino way that they’re going to raise them, with the television / video game nanny and no attention span. and then the parents scratch their heads and wonder where it all went wrong….
    is it genetics? or is it five krispy kremes?

  9. it’s absurd how many heterosexual couples are out there that ought to have no children allowed to them – given the inevitable big mac venti frappucino way that they’re going to raise them, with the television / video game nanny and no attention span. and then the parents scratch their heads and wonder where it all went wrong….
    is it genetics? or is it five krispy kremes?

  10. You make an excellent point, Gordon. Any two fertile people can create life but what they do with that new life can become a problem for the rest of us if the parents give in to the darker temptations of the world.
    Don’t Krispy Kremes work on a DNA level now?
    :mrgreen:
    Love your Avatar, Gordon! I bumped everyone up to 80×80 just so everyone could see you better!
    😀

  11. if you’re inclined to see about 34 or so photos of me wearing different quirky t-shirts you can hit the link i’ve provided above. it’s the website of the company that sells the shirts – they give you $1.50 store credit if you provide them with a photo of you wearing the shirt.
    maybe I ought to use one of those for an updated Go Inside biography? I haven’t lived in Monsey in over two years. 🙂

  12. if you’re inclined to see about 34 or so photos of me wearing different quirky t-shirts you can hit the link i’ve provided above. it’s the website of the company that sells the shirts – they give you $1.50 store credit if you provide them with a photo of you wearing the shirt.
    maybe I ought to use one of those for an updated Go Inside biography? I haven’t lived in Monsey in over two years. 🙂

  13. Gordon!
    I think your t-shirt page is one of the sweetest and funniest things I have ever seen! In many ways you could be my twin. Is that creepy or fantastic?
    :mrgreen:
    I definitely think you should FINALLY upgrade your GOINSIDE.com bio with images AND text! Those photos are so funny. I love the one with you next to the yellow Dyson. You and Robin will get along great. She has the purple one!
    :mrgreen:
    You should update your Gravatar every day with a new t-shirt photo. Priceless! I’m going back to look some more now…