An Argument Against Same-Sex Adoption

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The audience I am attempting to persuade throughout my argument is to people in the academic community, especially people in the psychology department who would be familiar with the mental affects same-sex adoption might evoke. I would also address this argument to people outside of the academic community who are unaware of the causes same sex adoption could potentially have on the children involved, in order to gain support for my side of the issue. Adoption has always been an institution that mainly focuses on the children they take care of and their well being. Recently, adoption has been a serious issue in society, and each year less and less children from foster homes are being assigned to permanent homes. However, the dilemma our …show more content…

To quote Thomas, this is “Not exactly an ideal home environment” (Boston Globe, 21). In Marilyn Elias’s USA Today article, Ken Connor, the president of the Family Research Council, argues that “There’s a lack of stability with these homosexual couples, and allowing these adoptions shows that these pediatricians have succumbed to political correctness in preference to what’s good for kids” (USA Today, 1). In other words, Connor proposes that through considering legalizing same-sex adoption, it is evident that our nation has become more worried about being politically correct and tolerant, instead of focusing solely on what is the best situation for kids, and acting upon this realization. One of the major counter arguments to this claim is that regardless of the fact that some homosexual couples may not provide an ideal home for a foster child, it is more important that the most children possible find permanent homes. As Leah O’Leary states the article “No Change To The Adoption Law for Gay Couples”, “Gay families are providing a critical resource for kids who definitely need homes” (Irish Times, 4). In response to this position, I agree that the process of adoption and having to live in a foster home is a terrible thing to endure, but it is for this reason I believe that placing children in a home that may expose them to even more hardship and trouble is immoral, and should not be allowed. It is necessary to make sure each adopter is someone who


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