A recent change in the American culture is gay couples seeking to be a “normal” American family by adopting children. This is part of the entire change within the American family structure, in that gay marriages per se do not resemble traditional marriages in a legal sense. Besides the legal sense, there is definitely a moral an emotional component to gay adoption. Much as gay relationships and marriages are becoming more common in
To adopt a child or children when you are a hetero-sexual couple is already full of legal proceedings but when it comes to a gay couple the legal processes increase dramatically. In some states, like
Those who want to adopt feel left out because they also have the parental love that the other heterosexual people have and want to share it. This becomes frustrating when so many hurdles are put in place to ensure the adoption does not take place. They are also not allowed to give both their names to the adopted children because judges refuse to allow it yet they are the final decision makers. According to many studies, it seems that couples are more concerned about the issue than the children. It seems the children are more comfortable with two parents from the same sex than the parents themselves (Gandossy T. June 27 2007).
The Catholic Church is strongly against gay adoption because it does not see the union as permanent and hence cannot provide permanence to the adopted child. It however, allows single gay people to adopt the children. The Baptist church in its striving to be equal does not have as much problems with the adoption by gay people. The fundamental church is divided with some of the members of the congregation accepting it while the other hand strongly fighting against it. It is consistently at war with the government because the government is trying to legalize it…