Same Sex Adoption Essay

606 Words 3 Pages
Riley Dugan
English III
Mrs. Johnston
May 13, 2014
Same-Sex Adoption
Throughout the past few years, the subject of same-sex adoption has been caught in the crosshairs, due to the fact that it is a particularly controversial topic. Many people have the idea that a child cannot be raised properly without the traditional upbringing of both a man and a woman as parents. While the traditional form of parenthood is great, a same-sex couple can also sufficiently raise a child to become a moral, strong individual.
Though many people believe that same-sex couples are unfit parents, many statistics actually contradict this belief. Same-sex couples are usually guaranteed to love a child, due to the fact that it is not as easy to become parents
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Children of gay parents also report that typical gender roles are not as much as an obstacle for them due to being raised around the more liberal views of their parent. This in turn can influence children to be more accepting and empathetic people.
Despite stereotypes peoples believe, many same-sex couples can provide nurturing, and loving homes to children, as well as help society in lowering rates of children in foster care.

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