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No, and adoption agencies should prioritize offering children to straight couples before offering to gay couples
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Learn more about LGBT Adoption Rights
LGBT adoption is the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. This may be in the form of a joint adoption by a same-sex couple, adoption by one partner of a same-sex couple of the other's biological child (step-child adoption) and adoption by a single LGBT person. Joint adoption by same-sex couples is legal in 25 countries. Opponents of LGBT adoption question whether same-sex couples have the ability to be adequate parents while other opponents question whether natural law implies that children of adoption possess a natural right to be raised by heterosexual parents. Since constitutions and statutes usually fail to address the adoption rights of LGBT persons, judicial decisions often determine whether they can serve as parents either individually or as couples. See recent LGBT Adoption Rights news
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Yes. There is no reason to believe that a child is better off with straight couples. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Barrie
For myself as a gay man, I do not believe in denying the right for other other queer couples to adopt children, however I would have a difficult time in accepting this reality for myself, believing that a traditional family structure is much better suited... 2 years ago from a Liberal in Edmonton
They should have a right but not the same. 2 years ago from a Conservative in Ottawa
No, adoption agencies should prioritize offering children to straight couples. However not just any straight couple as I'm sure there are better suited gay couples than some straight couples. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Westbank
Yes, so long as the couples involved are deemed to have a balanced approach to child-rearing and education and are not radical Lesbian (or gay male) separatists who despise the opposite sex. I say this as a gay man myself who is an uncle but has, for the... 2 years ago from a Conservative in Vancouver
Must pass rigorous background checks. Must have been co-habitating atleast 10 years. Must be atleast 35 years old. Must have reasonable income. Must open trust account for child for $1M. 2 years ago from a Green in Mississauga
Adoption is baby-trafficking. Selling human beings for profit is immoral. Adoption should be replaced with permanent legal guardianship. 2 years ago from a New Democratic in Victoria
So if I believed that I am Elizabeth Is the Queen of England I would be, at best, tagged as irrational and delusional. If I am a man who believes he is a woman, I am not delusioal. I am gay. Reminds me of a story. After God created human beings Satan... 2 years ago from a New Democratic in Toronto
Yes, but I think they should have to go through more of a thorough process to see if it is a good idea. I don't think every same-sex couple should be automatically permitted to adopt. Are they in a long-term, very stable and loving relationship? Are... 2 years ago from a Liberal in Toronto
Only if one of the same-sex partners is the parent or legal guardian of the child concerned. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Toronto