States or in the pacific northeast the one exception

Info icon This preview shows pages 8–9. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
States or in the Pacific Northeast (the one exception is California) (Matthews 325). Along with these states, there are many organizations that believe homosexual couples are completely competent in raising children. The American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Association of Social Workers are all examples of organizations that support permitting same-sex couples to adopt (Averett 130). With all of this support against bans on gay parenting and adoption, there has been an increase with adoption agencies complying to
Image of page 8

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
help homosexual couples with their adoption process. About 60% of adoption agencies accept applications from gays and lesbians and around 39% of these companies have placed children with homosexual adoptive parents (Matthews 322). This study has proven that homosexual adoption is on the rise, but also that there acceptance is increasing as well. Even though adoption agencies have progressed in becoming more excepting towards homosexual clients, about 24% of birthparents who chose to adopt out their children objectify to allowing their children become apart of a family with homosexual parents (Matthews 323). Homosexuals just want to be permitted to become parents as easily as it is for heterosexual couples. Over the years, instead of being accepted, stereotypes and bans have been put in place in order to prevent homosexuals from becoming parents. These stereotypes need to end; our society needs to become more accepting of people that are against the norm. Through research, it has been proven that homosexual couples have substantial relationships and there is no difference in the upbringing of children with homosexual parents than children with heterosexual parents. Being that there is no significant difference between the two, there should be no discrimination within the adoption process. All in all, homosexuals are just as competent as heterosexual couples in becoming parents when they are given the chance. 9
Image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern