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Gay Adoption

Course Project SOC 2220 Kaley Bender

Kaley Bender

on 23 April 2010

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Gay Adoption Who does it affect? How much does it cost? What are the benefits? Why can't gays adopt? What should be done? Audience Those who can change the legality of gay adoption So whats the problem? Judges- local, state, federal Adoption agencies "In the U.S. some adotion agencies
will still not approve or work with a
gay or lesbian person or couple."
Course project
SOC 2220
Kaley Bender In some states, it is illegal for gays or lesbians to adopt Florida Utah Mississippi forbids "homosexuals" from adopting ban on adoption by all unmarried couples bans "same gendered" couples from adopting Aspiring Parents 41% of Lesbians want to have children 52% of gay men want to have children Children in the adoption sytem the average child waits 3 years to be adopted there are 114,000 children waiting to be adopted “Kids Need a Mom and a Dad” “Gay People Cannot Provide Stable Homes” “Being Raised by Gay Parents Will Cause Kids to Be Gay” “Kids of Gay Parents Will Get Picked On” Put children into loving homes based on parenting ability Less wait time to adoption
A national ban on GLB foster care could
cost from $87 to $130 million. Costs to individual states could range from $100,000 to $27 million. Social Problems 2220 How does it relate? Sexuality 5-10% of the total US population experiences same sex sexuality or desire. How has the view of homosexuality changed throughout America's history Before Stonewall Functionalist Perspective The family is an instituional entity which serves a function in society Father, mother, children Each person has their role to fill Change public perspective Homosexuality accepted Change idea of traditional family Change the legality Amend the Constiution extend equal right to gays change at the federal level to streamline application Questions?
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