Same-Sex Couple Adoption Essay

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Research Paper Does a parent’s sexual orientation affect an adopted child’s mental development? Same-sex couples should be legally allowed to adopt children. There are many studies that show a child’s development have nothing to do with family type. Society’s image of how a family should be can prevent same-sex adoption. An increase same-sex adoptions are happening as society’s views are changing. “More and more same-sex couples are turning to adoption and foster care to form families, according to child adoption groups who study the issue." (CNN. Cable News Network .Co, 27 June 2007. Web. 23 Apr. 2015). Same-sex parenting styles are no different than heterosexual parents. “It has been found that the sexual orientation of the parents does not determine what type of parental abilities the parents have. For example, in a study with lesbian couples, it was found that parental abilities and styles were the same between same-sex parents and heterosexual parents.” (. Forssell, Stephen, ed. "Fifteen Studies Involving 500 Same-Sex Parents by Tufts-New England Medical Center." Golden Cradle. N.p., 2011. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.) But some people have a different opinion on same-sex adoption. Some people think same-sex couples should not be allowed to adopt children. The common opinion stated is having gay parents can cause the child to grow up with “problems”. “The adopted child may have psychological problems, they may grow up to be gay, may get picked on especially in school, and simply because a homosexual environment is just not good because of the absence of a mother or father.”

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