Reasons to Choose Lesbian Adoptive Parents to Adopt Your Child
Adoption Choices of Arizona is an LGBTQ+ friendly adoption agency. Since we have opened our doors, we’ve been proudly assisting individuals and couples in the queer community. Lesbian couples and individuals have a small selection of options when it comes to having and raising a child, so they often seek out adoption to start their family.
While looking through profiles of potential adoptive parents, you’ll see a variety of people with different lifestyles. Perhaps you come across a profile of a lovely looking lesbian couple and they peak your interest. Because their sexual orientation is different than yours, it’s only natural to want to understand them better. We encourage you to look at the benefits of this difference and how they can be the right adoptive parents for your child.
Removing the adoption stigma
Contrary to popular belief, your child doesnt need a traditional heterosexual adoptive family raising them to have a loving and fulfilling childhood. The definition of family nowadays, after all, is constantly evolving. As it continues changing, it’s likely we’ll see so many more lesbian adoptive parents choosing to become adoptive mothers. In fact, studies show that same-sex couples are just as capable of raising your child than any other kind of adoptive family.
Choosing a lesbian couple to adopt your baby will not only bring their dreams to life, but also help de-stigmatize same-sex adoption and help shape your child into a more loving, respectful and accepting adult.
Lesbian parents choose to have a child
The wanting and willingness to raise a child, even through all of societal struggles, means these lesbian adoptive mothers are strong and determined. Family is more than biology — it’s love. Lesbian adoptive parents may be more committed and motivated than other type of adoptive families because they choose to have a child. There are no accidental pregnancies, they want to have a child.
Lesbian adoptive parents will move mountains for your child, and do everything they can to grow their family. This passion and dedication are great characteristics in potential adoptive parents.
Your child will learn to be understanding
Adoptees who grow up in LGBT households are often very sympathetic to differences. That said, your child will grow up to be more open minded about different lifestyles and relationships. Your child will understand that their family isn’t a “traditional” one, but that their differences make them stronger.
Your child will also grow up less hindered by gender stereotypes. Because they can draw from their own life experiences — both good and bad –, lesbian adoptive parents are naturally more open minded and will accept your child no matter what. They will be there to comfort and support your child through anything life throws at him or her. Take comfort in knowing that your child will have the strong support system they need.
Lesbian adoptive parents have higher involvement
One of the biggest reasons to choose lesbian adoptive parents for your child is that they are an asset to your child’s day-to-day educational life. A 2008 study focused on the experiences of lesbian adoptive parents and their children within school environments. It showed these parents being an asset to the community for their involvement and encouragement. That both adoptive mothers were heavily involved and engaged in their children’s lives.
You want adoptive parents who take action and show how much they care, not just saying it. This helps lesbian adoptive parents focus on same-sex visibility and inclusion, while positively interacting and supporting your child’s education. There is no question that your child will benefit greatly from their parent’s presence and interest in their lives.
Reasons to Choose Lesbian Adoptive Parents for Your Child
If you are considering lesbian adoptive parents to raise your child, we hope that this resource helped ease your mind. LGBT adoption has become more and more widely accepted, and resulted in more loving, respectful and accepting children.
We understand that choosing the best adoptive parents for your child isn’t an easy decision, and not one that can be taken lightly. However, know that your adoption caseworker is there to help address any concerns or answer any questions you have as you narrow down your options. Our adoption agency in Arizona celebrates all kinds of families and carefully screens each and every waiting family who hopes to grow their family through adoption. Rest assured, if you choose lesbian adoptive parents for your child, he or she will be loved, cherished and cared for all the days of their life.
For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are an prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
Meet the author: Sarah Aguilera, a Northern Arizona University linguistics and creative writing graduate, is an aspiring author with a passion for influencing others through written words. She has a healthy ardor for all things literature and is often found with a book in her hands.
When she’s not working, Sarah likes to spend her free time swimming, playing with her dog, going to concerts with friends and having crazy adventures with her family. Her love for her own family is what pushed her to join the adoption writing team. She looks forward to educating those hoping to grow their family through adoption.