What are the positive impacts of adoption?
There are many benefits of adopting a baby, regardless of the types of families involved. A child gets to grow up in a loving and stable family and have a life filled with opportunity. A birthmother gets much needed support during a difficult time in her life. She can plan for her baby’s future by choosing a family to place with. She can go back to school, continue her career, or take the opportunity to start fresh and get her life back on track. An adoptive family gets to fulfill their dreams of parenthood. Their family grows with the addition of a child and also, in the case of an open adoption, their child’s biological family. Adoption can also bring a family to learn about and appreciate other cultures. In general, adoption can be a good choice for all those involved because it improves their overall quality of life.
What are the positive impacts of LGBT adoption?
While gay adoption remains controversial, it is becoming more and more common and even desired by many birthparents. Additionally, it proves to have both personal and economic benefits. There are several advantages for LGBT families interested in adoption.
Advantages of an Adoptive Family with Same Sex Parents
Many gay couples — certainly those offering themselves as adoptive parents — form relationships that are more stable than many heterosexual marriages, thus giving adopted children a secure emotional home.
Because they actively choose and had to work hard to be parents, gay parents can be more motivated, involved, and committed than some hetersexual parents.
Children that grow up in a same sex family household are more sympathetic to differences and more likely to believe in equality for all.
Children raised by same sex parents are proven to be more open minded about different lifestyles and relationships than children who are raised in traditional opposite-sex households.
Children of gay parents report they felt less hindered by gender stereotypes than they might have been if raised in a heterosexual household.
There is a shortage of adoptive parents. A loving adoptive family — gay or straight — is better than the foster care system.
Same-sex relationships have been proven to be more stable than many heterosexual relationships, providing a better example of a healthy relationship for the child involved.
If having parents of the same gender is disadvantageous to children in any way, it has nothing to do with their parent's gender and everything to do with society's reaction to the family.
Affection and nurturing qualities are more common with peers amongst children who have been raised in same-sex households, in comparison to children who grew up in heterosexual households.
Children with adoptive gay parents are more apt to think outside of the societal box.
Because gay parents have likely had to face difficulties and discrimination in their lives, gay parent adoption can lead to a better ability in appreciating when their child has his or her own problems.
Same sex parenting will naturally be more open minded when it comes to accepting their child’s lifestyle choices.
Children raised by same-sex parents may have a better ability to overcome huge obstacles, stand firm in the face of adversity, and make decisions based on emotion and love rather than firm facts.
For more information on LGBT adoption, same sex family adoption, or the adoption process, please contact us anytime. Or feel free to take advantage of our free adoption application for same sex parents. We look forward to connecting you with the perfect addition to your family.