How to define a family | Letter

Could you imagine happy, loving, warm families all around? Without judgment or unwanted opinions? Today I am talking to you about gay adoption. The judgment and hate for these families is getting out of hand. Thirty-five percent of the United States believes that gay people don’t have the right to adopt. The reason this is such a big problem is because adoption agencies are turning couples down for their sexual orientation. And people are verbally and emotionally attacking homosexuals and their children.

Adoptions agencies who are Christian can deny gay couples even when they pass all the background checks, meet all the state requirements, and have a home, simply because they deem them immoral, and that they conflict with their religious beliefs. This is discrimination. They are denying them a family because of their own beliefs. They don’t even talk with them to see if they’d be suitable parents. They just turn them down.

Many people believe that the child will have a bad upbringing with gay parents. According to Adopt and Connect same sex couples are raising 4 percent of all adopted children in the United States. They also have proven studies that show that children are more influenced by the interactions with their parents rather then their sexual orientation. There is an estimated 2 million gay couples who want to adopt.

We can help get foster children out of foster homes if we stop being biased. I need you to stop being biased and let these families be. Accept them for who they are and who they love. Just let them be happy. Sixty-three percent of the United States supports gay adoption, let’s make it 100 percent!

This is important to us all because no one likes being harassed or having their children harassed. This needs to end. Let love define family, not judgment.

Alissa Mae

Bothell

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