Three Steps And Complications Of Same-Sex Adoption

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Same-Sex Adoption “There are no unwanted children. Just unfound families.” – National Adoption Center. According to Terra Cooper a staff storyteller at Adoption.com there are nine basic steps to adoption. The first step is making the decision to adopt (Cooper). In making this decision, people need to decide if they are suitable to be an adoptive parent. There are three types of adoption: domestic, foster and international. Choosing one of these is the second step (Cooper). From adopting an infant to an international child, the possibilities are seemingly endless. In the beginning, many potential parents start out with narrow expectations of the child they wish to adopt but as the process proceeds, their views expand (Cooper). The third step is finding an agency that suits you and your type of adoption (Cooper). Adopting privately could lead to complications while adopting through an agency takes away much of the hassle (Cooper). Researching your financial options occurs in step four (Cooper).

Knowing that adoption is an expensive and rigorous process this step requires one to be realistic and think through fully. According to
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These three concerns are that gays and lesbians are mentally ill, that their relationships leave little time for the child and that lesbian women are far less maternal than heterosexual women (“APA”). As the legal status of gay and lesbian parents have increased, so have three more major concerns about the influence of gay and lesbian parents on children (“APA”). One concern is that children raised by gay and lesbian parents will experience disturbances in gender identity or gender role behavior (“APA”). The second concern is that lesbian and gay adults are not fit to be parents (“APA”). A third concern is that children of gay and lesbian parents will experience difficulty in social relationships

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