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No, and adoption agencies should prioritize offering children to straight couples before offering to gay couples
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LGBT adoption is the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. This may be in the form of a joint adoption by a same-sex couple, adoption by one partner of a same-sex couple of the other's biological child (step-child adoption) and adoption by a single LGBT person. Joint adoption by same-sex couples is legal in 25 countries. Opponents of LGBT adoption question whether same-sex couples have the ability to be adequate parents while other opponents question whether natural law implies that children of adoption possess a natural right to be raised by heterosexual parents. Since constitutions and statutes usually fail to address the adoption rights of LGBT persons, judicial decisions often determine whether they can serve as parents either individually or as couples. See recent LGBT Adoption Rights news
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I think this is too new of an issue, and the children who have been adopted by gay couples haven't reached adult age to be able to voice their own opinion as to how they felt about their childhood. 11 months ago from a Republican in McDonough, GA
Yes, Research has shown that Gay couples make excellent parents. 1 year ago from a Republican in Fayetteville, NC
The mother should make that choice. 1 year ago from a Republican in Cincinnati, OH
I believe gays are people and God says to love all people. If they are able to care for the child in a better manner than the child's biological parents, then I say it would be good for the child to have someone who will love them. 1 year ago from a Republican in Camp Wood, TX
No, adoption is not a right; it is a privilege. 1 year ago from a Republican in Granite City, IL
A study is needed. To see the effects of individual environment, social class, financial standing...etc.
You know, the kind of "study" that is done by dumbocrats, to later implement " regulations"
(control). 1 year ago from a Republican in Norwich, CT
My main concern is that adoption agencies shouldn't be made to work with gay couples in adoptions if it is against their religious beliefs. 1 year ago from a Republican in Waynesboro, VA
I think kids are best with two loving, healthy, stable parents, and in an ideal world, those parenst would be one male and one female. That said, I am sure that there are many gay parents who are "better" than many "straight" ones. 1 year ago from a Republican in Malvern, PA
The whole system needs revamped to match children according to their needs. People with disabilities are actively discouraged and stopped from pursuing adoptions without knowledge of their abilities. The system is a mess. 1 year ago from a Republican in Neosho, MO
That is a hard question as I believe that every child should have a father and a mother. It is the healthiest way for a child to develop, in my opinion. 1 year ago from a Republican in West Hollywood, CA
I don't think the government should rule over this. It should be decided on a case by case basis, and some mandatory counseling and gender focused education be given to these couples so they understand and accept the fact that gender plays a... 1 year ago from a Republican in Rockford, IL
Yes, but the same-sex foster parents should be prosecuted for child abuse if they are forcing their homosexual views on to said child. They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if the child grows up with psychological issues due to this... 1 year ago from a Republican in New York, NY
No, unless there is no otherwise qualified couple in line. 1 year ago from a Republican in Rowland Heights, CA
No, this is similar to a single parenting, not an ideal family environment, but doable. The loss of a gender is not something to be overlooked, and children who grow up without a father or mother will always want to know about them. Purposely removing a... 1 year ago from a Republican in Austin, TX