The right to adopt - Who have it? 14 replies

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Relander

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#1 11 years ago

The question about adoption is one of the basic subjects of debate in social politics, causing a lot of controversy and heated arguments when the discussion gets to the rights of homosexual/lesbian couples or single persons.

The question is, who do you think have the right to adopt and why? Why some groups of people shouldn't have that right? Discuss.




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#2 11 years ago

I believe all of them do. The crucial point is that all of them will be screened by the adoption agencies anyway, so if they were found not to be fit to raise a child, they would not be permitted to adopt. What more is necessary? Furthermore, a society that only allows "perfect", nuclear families adoption rights is going to have a lot more children waiting to be adopted. People often say that homosexuals/single parents cannot provide a "stable" home life (very much debatable anyway), but anything they can provide has to be a whole lot better than what the child had before.




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#3 11 years ago

As long as someone can suppport loving and raising a baby, they should ahve the right to adopt.




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#4 11 years ago

What's important isn't so much the right of the people who want to apopt but more the well-being of the child that is going to be adopted, that's why I am skeptical about single-parent or homosexual adoptions. My guess is that a child needs a father and a mother-role and that is something those groups simply can't provide. It wouldn't be fair to let those people adopt children just for the sake of granting them the same rights as others while there are better families waiting.




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#5 11 years ago
MrFancypants;3536664 My guess is that a child needs a father and a mother-role and that is something those groups simply can't provide.

I completely agree. Single/ Homosexual Parents can work, but it won't be the same.

Might be off topic, but I know a kid with a single parent, and that kid has some serious issues. Not mentally ill, but is a wild child. It could be bad parenting, but also, being a single parent is just too much to cope with.

A hetrosexual couple can find children hard to deal with; imange a single parent.

Anyone get what I'm trying to say? (Might be confusing)




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#6 11 years ago

Yes, but in essence, this is why people seeking to adopt are put through a screening process in the first place. Nobody really has the right to adopt until they are found to be fit to do so. The question is whether they have the right to be screened or not, and why shouldn't they? If they're not capable of raising an adopted child the process should prevent them from doing so anyway.




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#7 11 years ago

Everyone has the right to adopt so long as they don't abuse children in one way or another. Here we should only look at the best interests of the child.




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#8 11 years ago

I approve the adoption rights for all couples but granting it for single parents isn't the way to go. Screening of applicant(s) or not, I don't believe that singles should have the right to adopt as they simply don't have even nearly the same capacity of taking care from a child than couples have. Raising a child is a tough job, especially when you don't have the support of companion and have to do all the things yourself. Yes, there are day cares and family members around but you can't always trust on them and it shouldn't be like the single parent is dependent from others. Stability and security is what a child needs.

Studies made by Finnish social services indicate that children who have lived under same sex parents don't have any mental problems, giving parents & stable environment for an adoption child is the priority number one. Saying that the children who are adopted by same sex couples face bullying in school isn't adequate argument: kids bully kids for all kind of reasons, whether you're fat, have different skin color, have only parent, wear eye glasses or are too short or too tall so it's not going to end anyways.




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#9 11 years ago

Defintly heterosexual couples but for the rest, I dunno. To me it seems cruel to allow a Lesiban or Gay couple to adopt children because I can guarentee that, unfortunately, that kid will be severly made fun of atleast until late in their schooling. But when they are young they will be made fun of. Also I haven't seen any studies one way or the other as to whether or not a gay or lesbian couple can raise children as well as a straight couple.

If I had to choose between the child remaining parentless and them being adopted by a gay couple I would defintly still choose the gay couple though.




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#10 11 years ago

I have a few friends who were adoptred and they are ok.

My own personel prejudices prevent me from believing a gay or lez couple could raise a unbiased child but I know realistically thats not true.




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