Are you considering a gay adoption? Well, here are some things you need to know about it.
No new thing: first of all, gay adoption is not new. It has been done by gay and lesbian couples in the past, although, they did it secretly.
In the past, gay couples have had to lie in order to adopt a child. Gay adoption was usually done by one of the parents while the partner pretended to be a roommate or a friend.
Concerns: the concerns regarding gay adoption are mostly focused on how the child will be raised. The studies that have followed gay adoptions have, of course, varying results.
The conservative studies have shown negative results for the growth of children while gay and lesbian studies have shown more promising results of gay adoption.
Of course, the heart of the matter lies upon perception. What one party perceives as a positive effect might be taken by another party as a negative effect.
However, the fact remains that neither side is now in control of the situation. We live in a time when gay adoption is neither suppressed nor is it encouraged.
Each person has adopted a live-and-let-live policy that is maintained by the balance of personal choice.
Some states are now openly allowing it -gay adoption has been approved in:
However, Florida remains to be the one state that totally bans gay adoption. How about the others? Well, one could only assume that they are confused.
Some of these “confused” states, however, do allow one parent to adopt and his partner is allowed to apply as a second parent. This makes things so much more complicated than straight-out gay adoption; however, we do have to compromise, sometimes, in order to get what we want.
Types: there are different types of gay adoptions. Here are some of them:
1. Independent adoption -this type of gay adoption may be considered illegal in some places. The adoption is facilitated not by the state but by an individual. The gay adoption is usually kept quiet and made to appear as though legal in order to discourage questions.
Most of the time, this type of adoption occurs in states where gay adoption isn’t allowed. People do find ways around problems, however, and the parents do not really find themselves in any trouble as long as they don’t attract too much attention.
2. Public agency -this type of gay adoption goes through established routes of the government. With this type of gay adoption, you can be assured of the legality of your adoption. Of course, this would mean you’d have to go through the irritating dance of legal America but any price is worth a child of your own, right?
This would provide you with the best assurance that your relationship would go on through the years.
3. International -this would be a bit complicated as there are a number of issues involved. First of all, you will need to find an agent specializing in international gay adoption.
Another complication is finding a country that allows international gay adoption. Remember that we all have different cultures and that some people still do not find the idea of gay adoption acceptable.