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Adoptionhas been practice for quite a long time. However, recently thequestion of same-sex adoption raised a controversial subject ofdiscussion that has resulted in different views among people in thesociety. With the increasing number of same-sex marriages andcouples, it has become a challenge for them to have an ideal family(Solodnikov and Chkanikova 40). Nevertheless, same-sex adoption hasoften faced uneven legal, social, and emotional challenges. Thispaper is an argumentative essay arguing against same-sex adoption.
ThesisStatementthe negative implication that comes with same-sex parent adoptioncontinues to affect both the laws and attitudes of a society. Thesociety continues to be loaded with biased opinions against same-sexadoption, which in turn limits their rights as people notwithstanding parents.
Adoptionhas been a challenge for same-sex marriage/couples, as well as theeffectiveness in terms of taking care of the children have as wellbeen doubted. One of the major concerns is the sexual identityrelated to the children raised by same-sex adoption. Children broughtup by gay couples may have a hard time in developing a sexualidentity. i.e., the children are constantly disturbed by the genderroles, and in turn fail to understand whether to identify themselvesas either male or female (Ritter 244). The children get confused onwhether they should identify themselves as bisexual, homosexual, oridentify a heterosexual relationship.
Inaddition to confusion among children, same-sex adoption has been seenby the larger society as this form of adoption as against the naturalorder. According to the religion as well as science, kids are knownto be brought to the world by both a man and a woman, and in due tothis reason, it is a natural belief of the people that kids shouldnaturally be raised, hence this natural order bringing a doubt overthe ability of same-sex adoption (Montero 322). Compared to childrenbrought up in heterosexual, the children are from same-sex couple are said to be in a better position to develop positive behaviorcompared to those raised in same-sex marriage, especially gaycouples.
Anotherhindrance is the issues of social relationship. Having been raised insame-sex couples/families, children in same-sex adoption may developsocial relationship hardships which are equally the same as thoseexperienced by their parents (Sullivan, Richard and Harrington 240).As the parents face the problem of their facing their peers,especially those who are against the same-sex family, the childrensuffer from the same problem when among their peers, which can inturn lead to negative personality from such children in same-sexadoption (Johnson 1140). Additionally, there is also the issue ofconfusion in an adult relationship, and the tendency for sexualabuse. Most of the children that have been adopted in same-sexmarriage have in most cases experienced sexual abuse, which in turnaffected the children psychologically and causes stigmatization.Finally, children raised in adopting same-sex marriage tend to have adifferent ways in which they view different behaviors. In most cases,most of their behaviors are adopted from their parents (Bernheim 45).
Inconclusion, the issue of same-sex adoption has brought along dividedopinions among people in the community. However, from the identifiedpoints, despite the possibility to bring up children normally, thereare numerous hindrances to the effective and normal bringing up ofthe children. Factors such as social norms, natural attribution ofchildbearing and sexual identity are some of the hindrances’against the same-sex adoption.
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