Can gay marriage save foster care?

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6 thoughts on “Can gay marriage save foster care?

  1. As far as I know, same sex couples can already adopt foster children, so why would making same sex marriage official reduce the number of children in the foster care system?

  2. Allowing gay couples to marry would encourage stability in their relationships. That additional stability may encourage married gay couples to consider adoption.

  3. I voted yes, because obviously if there are more potential adopters, there will be more kids adopted.

    That said, I feel sorry for the kid who is denied either a father or mother, and has to grow up in such an unnatural enviroment.

  4. Possibly. Not necessarily, though. But I would hate for a child to have been adopted by a gay couple when, if they had waited a few more months, they may have been adopted by a straight couple.

    But I still see the other side of the issue. Foster homes are not the best enviroment for a child to grow up in (sometimes they’re the worst), and sometimes perhaps a loving gay couple would be a welcome alternative.

    But I still do not think that having two mothers or having two fathers can compare to having one of each.

  5. I am at a loss in regard to why you would describe a same-sex family as unnatural. There have been times in the history of mankind where the children seldom saw their fathers. In fact, they would have described an over-exposure to one’s father as unnatural.

    The point is that once we become enlightened, there is no way back into that mindset. I don’t believe the presence of an extra uterus, or complete lack thereof, is going to have an appreciable difference in the development of a child of loving parents. I would suspect quite the opposite. Same-sex couples often overcompensate for the lack of the other sex by going out of their way to encourage traits generally associated with that sex.

    For a child in foster care, I would suspect a stable home where they can feel safe is much more important than the sleeping arrangements in the master bedroom.

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