posted on Feb, 24 2010 @ 01:51 PM
Alright, the source is messed up to say the least, very selective study which goes on to indicate that children who grow up in "adoptive"
situations, such as orphans abandoned by parents and that sort of thing are more prone to suicidal thoughts and emotional issues than kids who don't
grow up in that system?
So really this study has nothing to do with the parents and everything to do with the system at hand which puts them in difficult situations PRIOR to
being adopted by gay couples who can only attempt to help these children become strong willed, independant and succesfull adults.
Perhaps my opinion is biased because I have raised 4 children with another man, and they are all exeptional children.
This whole BS story about children being in fear of other children's ridicule for having two moms or two dads show up at school to pick them up or to
even hide the fact they have two fathers or two mothers is a very flawed argument.
My children were taught to not care what other's said of their home life, because others did not understand the dynamic involved. You can't compare
the two situations when it comes to straight and gay couples because each is significantly different than the other.
What ever happened to children who knew who they were and where they came from and were proud to have parents that loved and provided an environment
and understanding, learning and opportunity?
My children had minor issues in highschool, mostly with adults however, as the children didn't really care and if they said anything my children were
smart enough to realize that it was no skin off their back.
The adults who gave my children a hard time, namely a few teachers, no longer work in the positions they do because they decided to base their opinion
of my child on my choices as an adult, which is inherintly wrong.
I'm sorry but ANY child that is adopted or comes from a broken home is going to have issues, regardless of who adopts them, gay or straight.
You cannot blanket statement all these families either, I am not alone when I say that my children are well adjusted and have no problems telling
people they were raised by two men.
I know dozens of families either two men or two women who are in the same boat I am.
Please understand that mother/father, mother/mother, father/father has NO bearing on how that child will turn on. The only thing that matters to the
development of a child is the love, understanding and opportunity for growth provided by parents, regardless of sex.