Report a Comment. An advert placed by an adoption agency actively targeting potential same sex adopters. Many will simply give up rather than be forced by the law to hand children over to same-sex couples. The government has said this week that it has no plans to allow same-sex couples to adopt but what do you think?
Gay parenting is a productive and positive decision, but author and lesbian mother Arlene Lev admits it isn't always an easy one.
Becoming a parent in my late 30s, I have enough friends with children to know that parenting is meant to come with a barrage of unsolicited criticism from friends, healthcare professionals and strangers. Children raised by gay couples may have different outlooks — surveys in the US have shown they grow up more tolerant and open-minded.
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He takes out the bins. Switch to Mobile Site. One of her main arguments was that men and women influence children differently. Mothers we knew often told us that they were splitting things with the father. This book reveals how very natural and possible gay parenthood can be.
The Explainer is a weekly podcast from TheJournal. He was the first person to resign from Mr Duncan Smith's shadow Cabinet over policy. Loading comments… Trouble loading? In fact, some believe homosexual couples on average tend to be better motivated and more committed than heterosexual parents, because they always chose to have children — unlike the around 50 percent of straight couple who stumble into parenthood by accident.
Yet we have to respect the democratic decision of people who vote for politicians and governments that oppose gay adoption. One of the worries before you become a same-sex parent is about how people will react in public.