Research Paper On Gay Adoption

Submitted By dnsmojica
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There are hundreds of children living in foster homes, wishing for a family and a place to call home. There are couples of the same sex hoping to become parents. Unfortunately, some states do not approve for Gays and Lesbians to adopt those children who are in need of a family. Before the year 1997 the Adoption Assistance and the Child Welfare Agencies would allow the children of abusive parents to remain in there custody unprotecting the safety of those little ones. On the year 1997 when Clinton was President of the United States, Clinton signed the Adoption and Safe Family Act. It allowed Child Welfare Agencies to protect the children who where being neglected by there own parents, by placing them in a foster home. Thanks to this, Act couples of the same sex have a higher chance of becoming parents. Some States today like California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Vermont specifically allow same-sex couples to adopt. These states have passed laws that clearly state that same-sex couple are eligible for adoption. Yet, there are other States, which completely ban gay adoption. Many of the heterosexual people are against gays and lesbians and do not agree with them wanting to become parents. Some none-gay people believe that children would also turn out to be homosexual if gays and lesbians raise them. In addition, other people against it believe that a child needs both female and male