Accordingly, allowing gay couples to become adoptive parents will invoke the christian teaching, particularly the fifth commandment which strongly plea to honor both parents, the father and mother. These pathways to motherhood may have implications for the well-being of children in same-sex parent families. Please verify you’re not a robot by clicking the box. There still are somelegal considerationsyou may want to make beforetaking the plunge. These data provide policy makers at every level of government with compelling arguments for why they must fulfill the policy needs of lgbt families, who live in nearly every corner of every county in america.
By the mid-1990s, however, research based on nationally representative data showed that children raised by both parents tended to have better outcomes than children raised by only one. Although the majority of states no longer officially deem lesbians and gay men unfit to rear a child (only two states mississippi and nebraska currently restrict lgbt individuals or couples from adopting), each state decides independently who can adopt, and legislators, more for political reasons than for reasons having to do with child well-being, continue to introduce bills barring adoptions and foster parenting by lgbt people to state legislatures every year (tavernise,