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Imagine that you are with the person of your dreams. They are smart, sweet, intelligent, your parents even approve of them. You have gotten to the point in your relationship where you want to have a family, but like lots of families in the US, you are not able to conceive a child, so you do what any loving couple would do, you try to adopt a child. You get dressed up, get your papers together and go to the adoption agency only to find out that it is illegal for you to adopt a child. Why is it illegal? Cause it is a homosexual couple.
First I would like to give a little background on the foster care system.
Everyday there are more and more children in foster care and no one to take care of them. At first adoption was only a basis for infertile middle-classed white heterosexual couples but then the adoption agencies started to include people like minority groups, people with disabilities, and single parent homes. The Child Welfare League of America says that every time a group was introduced to be able to a
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- Rep. Tim Pope said, "Homosexual people are unstable in their lifestyle—period."
- American Psychological Association, in a recent report reviewing the research, observed that "not a single study has found children of gay or lesbian parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents," and concluded that "home environments provided by gay and lesbian parents are as likely as those provided by heterosexual parents to support and enable children's psychosocial growth."
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Rep. Tim Pope, Sen. Ron Farris,
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Child Welfare League of America, American Civil Liberties Union, American Psychological Association,
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