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Unformatted text preview: Williams 1-124 April 2007 Word Count: A Radical Idea as A Positive Solution Audience: People on the fence about homosexual couples adopting According to the Administration for Children and Families, 513,000 children were in foster care on September 30, 2005 (Administration). Of these 513,000 children, 7% (37,628) were expected to remain in the foster care system long term (Administration). Despite these outrageously large numbers of children growing up in the foster care system, homosexual couples are still not allowed to adopt, simply because of their preference over the same sex. It is often thought that homosexual couples are not capable of raising a child, thus they are not allowed to adopt. However, homosexual couples are just as capable of taking care of a child as a heterosexual couple. Homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt children because sexual orientation does not affect parenting skills. A common debate about homosexual couples adopting is whether or not the child of a lesbian mother or gay father will have emotional or social problems because he/she will not be...
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- Spring '07