Same-sex adoption is a controversial topic. Some feel strongly for both sides and some have no opinion on the subject at all. Here are 5 quotes supporting same-sex adoption and 5 statistics supporting those quotes.

    • “Good parenting is not influenced by sexual orientation. It is influenced most by a parent’s ability to create a loving and nurturing home. This ability has nothing to do with whether the parent is gay or straight.” (1)

    Same-Sex Adoption Quote

    • “Gay and lesbian parents are raising four percent of all adopted children in the United States.” (2)

    Same-Sex Adoption Quote

    • “Studies have shown that children are more influenced by their interactions with their parents than by their parents’ sexual orientation.” (1)

    Same-Sex Adoption Quote

    • “There is no reliable evidence that homosexual orientation, impairs psychological functioning. Second, beliefs that lesbian and gay adults are not fit parents have no empirical foundation.” (1)

    Same-Sex Adoption Quote

    • “An estimated two million LGBT people are interested in adopting.” (2)

    Same-Sex Adoption Quote

 

 

 

(1) Overview of Lesbian and Gay Parenting, Adoption and Foster Care. American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY.

(2) Gary J. Gates, M.V. Lee Badgett, Kate Chambers, Jennifer Macomber, Adoption and Foster Care by Gay and Lesbian Parents in the United States. The Williams Institute, Los Angeles, CA. 2007.

 

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