When so many children, both born and unborn, in need of a loving and caring family, it is hard to understand all the controversy surrounding LGBT adoption. Mostly, the arguments against LGBT adoption are based on prejudices, since there are so many wonderful examples of LGBT adoption from all over the world. LGBT adoption has many added benefits for their children, including these and many more!
Sexual orientation does not influence parenting skills.
A person’s ability to be a good parent is not in any way dependent on whether the person loves someone of the same sex or of the opposite sex. It is totally irrational and unfounded to say that gay parents are bad just because they are gay.
More stable relationships.
Some consider LGBT relationships to be more stable relationships than traditional relationships, which means LGBT couples may be able to provide a more emotionally secure home to an adopted child. These couples usually turn to adoption simply because they want a child and their options are a little more limited than those of a traditional couple. LGBT couples actively choose and have to work hard to become parents, which means they can be more motivated and committed.
Research shows that the children of same-sex couples are no different than the kids of straight couples when it comes to social functioning and school performance. This argument is important because one of the main and most often mentioned “disadvantages” of LGBT adoption is that every child needs both a father and a mother. So, based on all the conducted research, this can’t be taken into consideration since it simply is not true.
LGBT parents can understand the positive impact of differences in people, and naturally they are going to teach their children to be tolerant and without prejudices. Children raised by LGBT parents are also more sympathetic to differences and often even fight for equality. They are also more open minded about different lifestyles and relationships.
It is important to mention this benefit of LGBT adoption since it can lead to something bigger one day. The truth is that children of LGBT couples are more accepting of same-sex and non-traditional families. If there were more LGBT adoptions, the legal benefits of same-sex weddings and other LGBT rights, as well as their social acceptance would rise much sooner.
Two parents are better than one or none.
A two-parent LGBT adoption offers a child the benefit of having two loving and invested parents. The family is a family, regardless of whether the child has a mom and dad, two moms, or two dads. Children deserve to be raised in a stable home, and couples who really want a child in their life are going to provide them with the love and care they deserve.