Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Adoption By Same-sex Couples is Not Good For Children

Someone might ask, “Adoption, of course, does not provide children with both biological parents either, but we allow this.  Why?”  Simply because adoption is a heroic effort of a couple to provide a mother and father and loving home for a child who does not have this.  As such, it is an exceptional act, and no one is saying that adoption is just as good for a child as living with both biological parents, assuming that they could provide a good home.  Adoption is a wonderful and selfless act of charity, but it can never become a social norm, as same-sex advocates are arguing for same-sex families, which is largely a selfish act.  It wouldn’t be a good thing for everyone to raise everyone else’s child, just as it wouldn’t be a good thing for  every child to be separated from his or her biological parents and placed in a same-sex home.  Biological mothers and fathers raising their own biological children is the ideal.  When the idea is not attainable for some reason, adoption by married mothers and fathers is a loving and heroic alternative.  It is the next-best thing.  Same-sex parenting is not.

Glenn T. Stanton and Dr. Bill Maier, “Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting,” pg.85 footnote

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