Same-Sex Couples & Adoption
Disclaimer: I try to limit my notes/debates to 3 paragraphs and so there will always be gross generalization in some of what I write because I am forced to try and condense otherwise cumbersome points into single phrases & short sentences.
I’ve debated Abortion and Same-Sex marriage in the recent past and thus it was only a matter of time before the touchy subject of ‘Same-Sex couples & Adoption’ came into the fray; so allow me to once again stimulate your intellectual appetites with the sweet aroma of my social commentary and as you begin to salivate in anticipation of what I am about to say I will take this opportunity to state my controversial but yet predictable stance: I am NOT opposed to Same-Sex couples adopting.
I come to this conclusion not just because I could easily articulate good arguments in support of same-sex couples adopting but rather, because of the simple fact that no one can present to me a logically substantive argument against it. In fact, I’ll even go as far as saying that the problem with ‘Same-Sex Couples & Adoption’ is not the couples themselves but rather, it lies in society’s tendencies to cling to social stigmas that are discriminatory and archaic; stigmas that then make the lives of those intimately involved in the process of Same-Sex adoption (co-parents & child) more tumultuous in nature.
I have not been blessed with the gift of being a parent but my hope and assumption is that good parenting revolves around raising your child to believe that they can accomplish anything they set out to do; its about raising them to be men and women for others; my assumption is that its about allowing them to be whom they want to be whether or not its with relation to their career, university, religion, sexual orientation or otherwise; I would assume that being a parent has very little to do with your sexual orientation and more to do with what you have to offer to the child; a point which then leads this last assumption, I assume that being a parent is about blessing your child with all you can possibly & positively bless them with. And based on these simple assumptions, there is no argument to date that could convince me that same-sex couples could not provide a positive environment to nurture & provide for an adopted child