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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I know a number of families with several children and modest incomes who care for their kids quite well. Prioritizing has a lot to do with this. Again, I'd like to see people unwilling to make the commitment remain childless.

    I grew up in a fairly large family of modest means. We found ways to thrive. The motivation to produce fully actualized adults drove my parents to find the means. It's really very simple.
    It would seem then that what is of greater significance then is the parents willingness to sacrifice than anything else - which seems to resonate with this OP.

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    It is not my place to make public pronouncements abut which religious groups should have children except that people should be aware that procreation can be used as a weapon.
    How is it used as a weapon?

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    I have no objections whatsoever to gays adopting children or raising their own biological kids. Probably the most well-adjusted person, a good friend of mine was raised by her gay father and his boyfriend from the time she was a toddler. We should all be so lucky to have such wonderful parents as these two men were to this girl.

    If the homosexual couple seeking to adopt goes through the same screening process as any straight couple and is deemed fit to raise a child there is no reason not to allow them to adopt, and most especially if the children they want to adopt are already in their home as their foster children. I don't understand why they allow kids to be fostered by gay couples, but when they want to make the situation permanent all of a sudden there's a huge problem there.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I have no objections whatsoever to gays adopting children or raising their own biological kids. Probably the most well-adjusted person, a good friend of mine was raised by her gay father and his boyfriend from the time she was a toddler. We should all be so lucky to have such wonderful parents as these two men were to this girl.

    If the homosexual couple seeking to adopt goes through the same screening process as any straight couple and is deemed fit to raise a child there is no reason not to allow them to adopt, and most especially if the children they want to adopt are already in their home as their foster children. I don't understand why they allow kids to be fostered by gay couples, but when they want to make the situation permanent all of a sudden there's a huge problem there.
    Well maybe the problem is the vetting process i know soo many people who in their 30s/40s who where adopted it seems like it was common for families to take in other children where as now people have to be vetted like criminals too look after an unwanted child.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Well maybe the problem is the vetting process i know soo many people who in their 30s/40s who where adopted it seems like it was common for families to take in other children where as now people have to be vetted like criminals too look after an unwanted child.
    I know. It's become incredibly difficult to adopt kids in the West. A couple I know just gave up and went to India to adopt their little girl. They said it was a bit easier there, but they still had to go through a lot of interviews and background checks and all.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Yea but the problem is these children will be brought into a world that does have bigotry and prejudice.
    Black children, amongst others, suffer bigotry and prejudice. Are you saying that blacks shouldn't have children because the world has bigotry and prejudice? Should blacks be forbidden to marry, have families?

    You can see the flaw in your argument, surely.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by jfuh View Post
    How is it used as a weapon?
    One ethnic or other demographic group attempting to "out breed" others and change the demographic makeup of a region. I do not refer to gays here, but it is a point to be considered in any discussion of encouraging or discouraging procreation, or in change parenting practices.


    Quote Originally Posted by jfuh View Post
    Urban vs rural
    Yes, I know the dichotomy, and have been classed as either at one time or another. Each has advantages and liabilities, and I am glad to have seen life in both groups.

    For instance, here in rural Alaska, food gathering often does not involve a shopping cart, but a rifle, or a boat.

    On the other hand, going to see a big screen movie as a family involves a plane ticket.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Why should I berate you? I don't approve of IVF, on grounds that it produces surplus embryos. I also disapprove of your choice to bring children into what I consider to be an unhealthy environment, no matter how loving.

    But you would disapprove of many of my choice no doubt no doubt, and in some cases you would be correct.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Black children, amongst others, suffer bigotry and prejudice. Are you saying that blacks shouldn't have children because the world has bigotry and prejudice? Should blacks be forbidden to marry, have families?

    You can see the flaw in your argument, surely.
    O yea its exactly the same .
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    O yea its exactly the same .
    Yes, it is! Thanks for agreeing.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Yes, it is! Thanks for agreeing.
    except its not is it there is a difference between puttin preduces on a child than someone being born with it.
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