Three Common LGBT Adoption Myths Birth Mothers Should Know
In today’s modern world, the number of LGBT adoptive parents is on the rise. However, despite the increase in these types of adoptions, there is still controversy around LGBT couples and individuals becoming parents. Many birth mothers turn away from LGBT adoptive parents simply because of the myths surrounding them.
As a birth mother choosing adoptive parents for her child, you need to know the truth behind these three common LGBT adoption myths.
Myth#1: LGBT adoptive parents cannot truly love someone
The myth that LGBT couples and individuals are incapable of loving someone comes from the belief that love should strictly be between a man and a woman. However, this is not true. A person’s sexuality does not influence their ability to love another human being. In fact, members of the LGBT community have a better grasp of what love truly is than most of us. They understand that love has no limits. LGBT adoptive parents genuinely desire to have a loving family and are ready to love your child with their whole hearts.
Myth #2: LGBT adoptive parents cannot provide a balanced home life
Many individuals believe that without a father and a mother, or equal gender representation in the home, a child cannot live a balanced life or grow up properly. Once again, this is a false idea. LGBT adoptive parents are more than capable of providing a balanced life for your child. Additionally, just as if they were straight if the parents cannot provide something for your child, they will find someone who can. It takes an army to raise any child, not just one with LGBT adoptive parents.
Myth #3: Having LGBT adoptive parents will make your child gay/lesbian
Another myth about LGBT adoption is that having same-sex parents will turn your child into a gay or lesbian. While same-sex parents encourage gender expression, they will never force their sexuality on your child. If your child does enter into a same-sex relationship in the future, it will be his or her own choice. But, overall, being raised by LGBT adoptive parents has no effect on your child’s sexual orientation. Whoever they become, your child will be loved unconditionally.
LGBT Adoption Myths Exposed
Here at Adoption Choices of Arizona, we believe that families come in all shapes and sizes. However, we will never pressure you into choosing an adoptive family you do not think is a good fit for your child. That said, we hope that by exposing these three common LGBT adoption myths, you will consider placing your child with LGBT adoptive parents who are ready to grow their family and raise your child.
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: Grace Myers is a sophomore Digital Media major at North Greenville University As a firm believer that every individual has a story to tell, and a right to be properly represented, she loves meeting new people and learning their stories.
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