A Brief Note On Gay And Lesbian Families

874 Words Dec 8th, 2015 4 Pages
What is a family? To many people this question is easy. People that are blood related and share the same beliefs. Now a day a family is a group of people that love and care for one another. There are many different types of families in America. One of the types of families is same sex parent families. Gay and lesbian families are when two people of the same sex starting a family. Some usually were married to the opposite sex before. "Most gay and lesbian couples lack legal rights to support their relationship. As I write this, 13 states allow same-sex marriages, 35 states prohibit them"(Henslin 471).
Gay and lesbian families are more growing than people think. There are many more gay and lesbian partners and they are starting families. Gay men and women can have children by adoption, co-parenting arrangements (between lesbians & male gay couples), donor fertilization, and surrogacy. “Today, more and more gay and lesbian couples are becoming parents, whether through artificial insemination, a surrogate or LGBT adoption. LifeLong Adoptions caters to heterosexual couples, single parents and gay & lesbian families” (lifelong adoption).
There are many advantages of letting same sex parents adopt children. One they children is better off than foster care system. “Good parenting is not influenced by sexual orientation. Rather, it is influenced most profoundly by a parent’s ability to create a loving and nurturing home – an ability that does not depend on whether a parent is gay…
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