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What are the advantages and disadvantages of same sex adoption? by Mind Map: What are the advantages
and disadvantages of
same sex adoption?
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of same sex adoption?

Pros/Advantages

Child's benefits

Additional inheritance rights and child-support rights

Could receive survivor benefits from social security if the new parent dies

Eligible for health care benefits of the new legal parent, depending on the health insurance policy

Parent's benefits

Start a family of own

Provide a family unit for an orphaned or disadvantaged child

Society's benefits

Increases the pool of couples who are able to adopt, Move more children out of the child welfare system into a stable family, Reduces the financial burden to taxpayers

powerful resource for children in need of adoption, Better for child than foster care

Cons/Disadvantages

Child's drawbacks

Unnatural upbringing, Distorted view of a minority sexuality, Example: A girl brought up by two men would fail to benefit from a feminine influence; and vice versa for boy, Children need role models of both sexes

Placing a child too young to have an opinion of their own in the care of a gay couple exposes them to prejudice

Parent's drawbacks

Can't provide opposite sex "role modeling"

Often face various kinds of discrimination; their child could face similar issues

Society's drawbacks

Homophobia, A range of negative attitudes and feelings towards homosexuality and people who are identified as or perceived as being homosexual, Define: unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward homosexuals and homosexuality

Prejudice/Discrimination, Referring to refer to preconceived judgments toward people or a person because of sexual orientation, Beliefs without knowledge of the facts and may include "any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence.", Define: an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason

Stereotype, People identify themselves and others with different groups, which gives them the satisfaction of being safe and belonging, Gays/Lesbians adopted child may be stereotyped as "gay/Lesbian" because of their parents, Child could be "labeled", Made fun of, teased, bullied, etc., Bias

The Law

Legal

Countries, Guam, , Andorra, Belgium, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom, Some parts of Australia, Canada, and the United States, U.S., States: Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington; allowed in some courts, States: California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,Vermont; allowed in all courts

Illegal

Countries, Italy, Latvia, and Portugal, U.S., States: Colorado, Nebraska, and Wisconsin

Undecided

U.S. States, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming; no specific laws or court decisions

Concerns

Child

Psychological and physical welfare (prejudice)

Religion

Traditional Christian values, 'Honour thy father and mother'; invokes the Fifth Commandment

Arguements

Argues more likely to become gay themselves

Argues more stable than heterosexual homes