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originally posted by: CirqueDeTruth
That's true - but I've seen abusive, bad parents lose custody of their children. The state comes in and puts children into the foster system routinely, to help take them out of neglectful or dangerous situations.
I think that the mother/father roles in a child's development is important.
originally posted by: luciddream
Im pretty liberal, but i do think a kid should have a masculine and feminine figures to look up to when growing up, this goes for single parents too.
I seen men grew up with single mom who shy away from social situation and doubt their self worth and women with single dads who kept problems bottled up inside.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: TNMockingbird
For one, gender roles are completely arbitrary. For two, girls learn how to be girls from more sources than just their mother and boys learn how to be boys from more sources than just their father.
originally posted by: dismanrc
Have a male lean over and rest his head on the wall, pickup a chair and then try to straighten up. Can't do it. A woman can.
originally posted by: thinline
Let's talk science
Evolution set up the family unit, one way. With a mother and a father
Statistics show us kids with single parents are at a huge disadvantage then kids with a mother and father.
The really brave people, are the ones who grew up with two gay parents, and love them but they admit that they had an internal evolution longing for the nuclear family and not having a nuclear family hurt them.
Let's ignore science and evolution, if feelings are envolved
originally posted by: oddnutz
The most important thing is the children are raised in a safe and loving home . If the parents meet the standards required to adopt then it should not matter if the parents are same sex or not. However imo if there is a same sex couple and heterosexual couple that both meet the requirements to adopt the heterosexual couple should be given preference.