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    Re: Should SSM couples be permitted to adopt children?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    I think the wait list is for babies, and such. Older kids are not wanted by many.
    I don't have as much of a problem with a gay couple acting as foster parents to older children who have already formed gender identity but I would worry about the potential for abuse

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    Re: Should SSM couples be permitted to adopt children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Considering there's a waiting list to adopt, I think we can be choosy and screen out undesirable parents.

    I wouldn't place a kid w a gay couple or an abusive couple. I think it can't be good for an innocent child to be exposed to such thinfs
    There isn't a waiting list to adopt. There are plenty of kids out there waiting to be adopted and not enough people willing to adopt them. Even for babies the wait is short unless you want a specific type of baby.

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    Re: Should SSM couples be permitted to adopt children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You were talking about single parents earlier, you want to backtrack on that?

    Proven that children from single parent families are more likely to end up with problems

    No backtacking at all. We were talking about all of the issues. However, are you conceding (taking single parents out of the equation) that a gay couple is just as good at raising children as a straight couple. It certainly sounds like you are conceding the point. If not, on what do you base your opinion, because they legitimate studies out there say otherwise.

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    Re: Should SSM couples be permitted to adopt children?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No backtacking at all. We were talking about all of the issues. However, are you conceding (taking single parents out of the equation) that a gay couple is just as good at raising children as a straight couple. It certainly sounds like you are conceding the point. If not, on what do you base your opinion, because they legitimate studies out there say otherwise.
    Not conceding anything. Let's address the single parent issue first, and get to gays after

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    Re: Should SSM couples be permitted to adopt children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Not conceding anything. Let's address the single parent issue first, and get to gays after
    Sure...I'll address the single parent issue (although if you were following along, you would have seen that were dealing with more than this issue). In terms of single parents, it depends more on a number of factors, however, I would agree that studies have shown that children in single parent homes are more at risk to have lower test scores and lower graduation rates. But this fluctuates greatly based on how much support from the community and extended family the child has. In other words, it is based more of lack of time spent with the child when the single parent is working and away from the home than anything else.

    As for the rest what are you basing your contention that gay parents do not make as good of parents as straight couples?

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    Re: Should SSM couples be permitted to adopt children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Considering there's a waiting list to adopt, I think we can be choosy and screen out undesirable parents.

    I wouldn't place a kid w a gay couple or an abusive couple. I think it can't be good for an innocent child to be exposed to such thinfs

    Where do you get the idea there is a waiting list to adopt?


    There is a waiting list for white new born babies, but some adoptable children never get adopted because they are are not the cute cuddley new born (i.e. their to old, 5 and up), have special needs that prospective parents won't take on, or have behavioral issues.



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    Re: Should SSM couples be permitted to adopt children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    And they will adapt regardless of being deprived...
    People can adapt to almost anything.

    Providing a home for a child that is safe and nurturing seems like a pretty noble pursuit and a pretty valuable thing for the adopted child.

    Given these two choices, if I'm the child, I would prefer to adapt to a safe and loving, nurturing environment than adapt to a cold and austere life of rejection and suspicion.

    Maybe that's just me...
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    Re: Should SSM couples be permitted to adopt children?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    People can adapt to almost anything.

    Providing a home for a child that is safe and nurturing seems like a pretty noble pursuit and a pretty valuable thing for the adopted child.

    Given these two choices, if I'm the child, I would prefer to adapt to a safe and loving, nurturing environment than adapt to a cold and austere life of rejection and suspicion.

    Maybe that's just me...
    I think that you are agreeing with me but I can't tell...

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    Re: Should SSM couples be permitted to adopt children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    As much as our decaying society tries to deny it, there are important, essential differences between male and female; and these differences play an important role, not only in creating children, but in teaching these children to become adults. The whole LGBQbpWTF movement is based on denying this hard reality, to the great detriment of society as a whole.
    They are not denying this. You are denying that they simply are saying that two gay men have just as good of a chance as raising a healthy child as two hetero parents. They want equality and you want to deny equality. I know where you are going already with this too...

    I know how to be a man, because I had a father to show me how. I know how to treat my wife, because my father showed me, in how he treated my mother. I knew what to look for in a wife, and I know what to expect of my wife, because my mother showed me by her example.
    ...and to those that had fathers that sexually abused their children or beat their wives? If you had one of those you would know how to "be a man"?

    You cannot get this from a broken, defective family, with only one parent, or with two “parents” that are the same sex. By divine design, it takes a man and a woman—a mother and a father—to create a child, and it also takes a father and a mother to properly raise a child.
    Plenty of hetero families are broken and defective ones that end in divorce, murder, beatings, abuse, sexual assaults... you have NO POINT.

    Long before any of us lived, Mankind correctly recognized the tragic consequences of children growing up in “broken homes”, and that was with homes not nearly so broken and depraved as what our society is now trying to create and uphold.
    When, where and how did mankind "recognize" these things and what was done about it...?

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    Re: Should SSM couples be permitted to adopt children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Not conceding anything. Let's address the single parent issue first, and get to gays after
    Still waiting for you toe address the issue which you appear to concede....

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