Persuasive Essay On Orphans

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Peter Mercurio, a playwright has succeeded in rocking the world at least once in his lifetime. Not like other great playwrights like Shakespeare, but like other great leaders of society who have shaken our world to its core. Almost 15 years ago, Peter’s partner David Stewart found a baby at a subway stop in New York City. He called Peter and told him he had found a baby and said he didn’t think 911 took him seriously when he called, according to Huffingtonpost.com. The couple later went to family court to recount what happened the night they found the baby, where the judge then asked them if they had considered adopting the baby. The judge asked the couple on a hunch that they may have wanted to adopt the young child, and when asked, the young …show more content…
This is a plain and simple fact which all of us are aware, but few of us ever really remember or consider for those of us who are outside of the childcare system. So when we address this topic, imagine yourself as an orphan, growing up without a family, in a home surrounded by other children just like yourself, hoping that one day, someone will want to come into your life and take you in as their own. There are almost 18 million orphans here in the United States. The number of orphans in the United States is equivalent to the population of Los Angeles California. Something must be done to reduce this staggering figure. So why should we allow same sex adoption? The primary reason is that it has been proven by the 16 states which currently allow same sex adoption that same sex couples are over four times more likely to adopt than opposite sex couples according to lifelongadoptions.com As the number of same sex couples grows, legalizing gay adoption in 34 more states, with an adoption rate four times higher than opposite sex couples, allowing same sex couples to adopt could drastically reduce the rate of orphans across the …show more content…
The two most outstanding reasons are wealth and education. As shown in economics, wealth and education have a tendency to be linked together in homes. In the case of same sex vs. opposite sex couples, same sex couple’s homes have an average of 46 percent of couples both having college degrees. While in heterosexual couples, the statistic is less than a third. This has also had an effect on household income for same sex couples who average roughly 10% more in average household income than heterosexual couples according to USnews.com. This added income has an obvious effect on the adopted children, and so does the education differences as education has a tendency in society to be passed down within the family. There are also more subtle differences for adopted children between same sex and heterosexual couples which positively affect children growing up with same sex parents. Differences such as openness, and also experiencing more affection, which has been proven to help nurture a child’s

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