Gay Couples Adopting Cons
Same-Sex Adoption: Pros and Cons. Adoption is a great way for same-sex couples to grow their families, but there are some advantages.
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Additional inheritance rights andchildsupport rights
Could receive survivor benefits from social security if thenew parent dies
Eligible for health care benefits of the new legalparent, depending on the health insurance policy
Start a family of own
Provide a family unit for anorphaned or disadvantaged child
Increases the pool of couples whoare able to adopt
Move more children out of thechild welfare system into a stablefamily
Reduces the financial burden to taxpayers
powerful resource for children inneed of adoption
Better for child than foster care
Distorted view of a minority sexuality
Example: A girl brought up by two menwould fail to benefit from a feminineinfluence; and vice versa for boy
Children need role models of both sexes
Placing a child too young to have an opinion oftheir own in the care of a gay couple exposes themto prejudice
Can't provide opposite sex "role modeling"
Often face various kinds ofdiscrimination; their child could face similar issues
A range of negative attitudes and feelings towardshomosexuality and people who are identified as orperceived as being homosexual
Define: unreasoning fear of or antipathytoward homosexuals andhomosexuality
Referring to refer to preconceivedjudgments toward people or a personbecause of sexual orientation
Beliefs without knowledge of the facts and mayinclude "any unreasonable attitude that is unusuallyresistant to rational influence."
Define: an unfavorable opinion or feeling formedbeforehand or without knowledge, thought, orreason
People identify themselves and others withdifferent groups, which gives them thesatisfaction of being safe and belonging
Gays/Lesbians adopted child may bestereotyped as "gay/Lesbian" because of theirparents
Child could be "labeled"
Made fun of, teased, bullied, etc.