Same-sex couples have had trouble adopting children, even their partner’s birth child, for many years. However, in March of 2016 the government ruled the last ban on same-sex adoption in Mississippi unconstitutional. This made same-sex adoption finally legal in all fifty states. This sparked protests across the United States. Although there are still people who believe same-sex couples should not have the right to both adopt the same child, they should stop protesting it because constitutionally same-sex couples deserve the same rights as heterosexual couples, there are more than 400,000 children in the foster care system that need homes, and both parents should have full legal rights to …show more content…
They believed in equality for all regardless of the circumstance. These documents have been used to determine people’s rights since it was written in 1776.Like almost every case has ruled in favor of the people, same-sex couples constitutionally have the right to adopt the same as heterosexual couples do across the United States.
A great benefit of same-sex adoption is that it opens more families for the four hundred thousand kids in the foster care system with no permanent families today. That is 5.91% of all the United States children without homes. Same-sex couples have adopted, on average, twenty- two thousand children a year. Two million same-sex couples are interested in adopting children in the future. Those numbers alone have reduced the number of foster care children in the United
States drastically and show they will continue to do so in the future. Several people believe same-sex parents will have a negative psychological effect on their children with adoption.
However, studies have shown there are no additional negative effects that comes with having same-sex parents. Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project says, “Research shows that children raised by gay or lesbian parents do as well as other children in terms of …show more content…
If their child was in intensive care and the biological parent was unable to be present immediately the other parent had no legal right to make decisions about immediate lifesaving surgery, life support, blood transfers, or any other medical decision that
needs parental approval. The second parent could not even legally see their child or be given updates on their situation. This presented many problems for the LGBT community and ignited fear as well, especially since they could not comfort their child in a time of need.
Besides people protesting same-sex adoption for their own religious beliefs, there is no negative effect of same-sex adoption on the children, there are only positive effects. As you can see, same-sex adoption is great because constitutionally same-sex parents and heterosexual parents deserve the same rights, it is decreasing numbers among the 400,000 children in foster care today, and same-sex parents can now legally make medical decisions for their children. At times, medical decisions that can save their child’s