Argument Essay: Gay Couple Adopting Child
Uploaded by angela on Apr 14, 2005
Gay couple should not adopt children
Should gay couple adopt children? Are gay couples capable of raising children with as much devotion as a normal couple? The answer is certainly a “No!”. Adoption of children by homosexual couples is a very controversial contemporary issue. National Adoption week in the United Kingdom in October 2000 saw a drive to encourage gay couples to adopt, in order to find homes for thousands of orphan children. At present, many democratic countries like United States of America, United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland have regarded les-gay adoption as an important area of gay rights. However, I believe that gay couples should not adopt children, as children of gay couples will be confused about their own sexual identity, will be raised in a promiscuous environment, and will fail to understand traditional values.
First of all, gay couples are abnormal, which will create an uncertainty for the children. Research in the US (Univ. of Illinois Law Review, 1997) finds that children raised in homosexual households are significantly more likely to question their sexuality. In addition, a child’s primary role models are his or her parents. Raising a heterosexual child in a gay household gives the a distorted view of minority sexuality, just as a girl brought up by two men would fail to benefit from a feminine influence or a boy would fail to benefit from masculinity if he is raised alongside only girls. Usually, children from gay families are discriminated against in a society and are bullied. This can have immense effect in their psychological development. They will be discouraged, and will feel inferior, frustrated, depressed and will be unable to face the challenge of this fast running world. Hence, their future will be doubtable.
The upbringing of children by gay couple is immoral. To legally allow adoption by gay couples is to encourage what is an unnatural upbringing. Gay adoption has deep implications because it forces a radical redefinition of marriage and family. Research shows that the Annual Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Domestic Violence highlights the occurrence of domestic violence in the homosexual community, perhaps as much as a 33% rate. Heterosexual adoption has a domestic violence rate around 1%. Such violence will change the child’s perspective of good and bad things, for the worse So, the child will be raised in an immoral environment.