Final Project: Gay Adoption

Gay adoption is still not accepted, and it is even widely condemned in México. Adoption is a way for couples who are unable to procreate to have children, and it isalso a way to give children that don’t have parents a home and a family. Gay couples are unable to have children. But what happens when a gay couple (that is not married just because it is not yetpermitted by the law) wants to be parents of an orphan? Should they be denied the chance to parenthood just because of their sexual preferences? Should a kid, who would otherwise probably grow up in afoster-care home, be denied the opportunity to grow up in a real, loving family? Isn’t allowing gay couples to adopt going to bring the most happiness to all parties involved?

Prejudice againsthomosexuals is very common in Mexico nowadays but it is a violation to the Human Rights: it is discrimination. Even though, according to a research conducted by De la Riva Group, eleven percent of the Mexicanpopulation is gay or lesbian (Batres, 1-8), some seem unable to accept the idea of people loving romantically those of their same sex, so they find it simply unacceptable and outrageous that ahomosexual couple should be given permission to have a kid as if they were a heterosexual couple. This is why adoption by gay couples is not allowed in Mexico yet (Peralta, 1). The reality is that there arenot any real differences between a straight and a gay couple. They are two people bounded together by the love they share for each other. When a couple makes a decision to form a family, it is, inessence, the same for both hetero and homosexual couples. But if there’s a heterosexual couple that cannot have children because of infertility, they chose to adopt. Gay couples should be able to do thesame. They are two people who, like the heterosexual couple, really want a baby but cannot have one on their own, so they decide to give an orphan baby a chance to have a family. An injustice... [continua]

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