Pros and Cons of Same-Sex Adoption in Arizona
As you look to put your baby up for adoption, we know it can be difficult to feel confident in placing your baby with a given adoptive family. It is difficult to get a good read on a family just from a biography and a few pictures. Many of the choices of adoptive families are gay and lesbian couples. Even if you have never met a same-sex couple before, you can know that they make great adoptive parents. They have experience staying positive despite tough circumstances. They consistently build loving and supportive families for their children. These couples also are great at teaching children about loving a wide variety of people. Adoption Choices of Arizona has helped many same-sex couples adopt their children. Here’s what to expect and why we support their parenthood.
Pros to Building Arizona Families with Same-Sex Adoption
There’s a lot to love with same-sex parents. They encourage creativity and doing what you love no matter who you are. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a same-sex couple when working with Adoption Choices in Arizona.
- Same-Sex Couples Build Strong Marriages
Nobody enjoys stress, but same-sex couples receive more than their fair share of it. Workplace discrimination, limited access to certain government programs, and social stigma can make it difficult to go about their days in peace. Stress may be tough, but there’s still some good that can come out of it.
There was once an experiment to create an ecosystem in a bubble called a biosphere. There were plants, animals, insects, and even simulated rain. But a few things went wrong, though they did get some interesting data. For one, all of the trees in the ecosystem fell over once they got tall. Why? The biosphere was in a literal physical bubble, meaning there was almost no wind. The stress of the wind against a tree is what builds its root system. Their roots get stronger as they deal with wind throughout their lives. In the same way, the adversity these couples face helps build their relationship. They build their relationships stronger after struggles.
- Same-Sex Couples Raise Friendly, Successful Children
Several studies have shown that children of same-sex couples are as successful as children of heterosexual couples. Some may worry about same-sex parents being too similar to each other. Some wonder what it would be like to grow up with no male or female role model. Well, the answer is that parental roles are still filled by same-sex couples, but not as strictly. Both parents tend to share responsibility for what may normally be considered the father’s or mother’s job.
This sharing of responsibilities means that children still get what they need from their parents. They also get to learn a little more about the world too. They can easily learn not to judge a book by its cover and to be kind to people even if they’re different. Studies from schools show that children of same-sex parents also have on average the same school scores as children of heterosexual parents.
- Same-Sex Couples are like Straight Couples
Adoption Choices of Arizona wants to help you to find a family to adopt your baby. During the process, we’ll help arrange an interview between you and the adoptive parents of your choosing. As you talk to these couples, you may find that they’re similar to straight couples. Sure, maybe the wedding cake at a gay wedding has both of the little figurines in cute suits. But they bicker about what restaurant to go to and cry a little bit on the first day of school the same as other parents.
Cons to LGBTQ+ Adoptions in Arizona
It’s not all easy for same-sex couples. Particularly in some states, same-sex couples can face some challenges in their own lives.
- Social Stigma and Discrimination
Laws have become more kind towards the LGBTQ+ community as a whole over the past several years. But as we have seen in the past, just passing some laws doesn’t immediately fix society. Some states still allow workplaces and businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples. People haven’t really seen many same-sex couples in their lives and don’t realize just how similar they really are to any other parents.
Adoption Agencies in Arizona and Same-Sex Adoption
If you’re looking to put your baby up for adoption, Adoption Choices of Arizona wants to help you find a loving family environment. We interview every adoptive family and make sure they meet home study requirements as well. Same-sex couples consistently meet these standards and make great adoptive parents. They build a loving family environment with their strength through adversity. They teach their kids how to care about themselves and love other people. And just like other parents, same-sex parents just want to raise their children the best they can.
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 a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
Meet the author: Joshua Boulet is an aspiring journalist and writer with a particular fondness for research and social sciences. He loves music, writing, reading, video games, and most art, and anything creative he can get his hands on. Boulet believes that there’s too much good stuff out there and not enough time to see it all. He grew up on video games: the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games, Mario Kart, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and Legend of Zelda. The music of rhythm games led him to an interest in that, and the investigative journalism of Jason Schreier inspired him to discover the importance of journalism as an industry. That interest in developers’ lives led him to an interest in social justice and how the world could maybe be made into a better place. “All this to say, there is certainly a line I can draw between me obsessively playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and me interviewing my sociology professor about how to read academic articles. Those surprising throughlines fascinate me all the same. At my best, I’m a person who gets to be constantly fascinated by the lives and work of other people.” His favorite quote is from his favorite jazz musician: “A genius is the one most like himself” – Thelonious Monk.