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Same Sex Adoption

Same-sex couples wishing to adopt often face uneven legal challenges. While a person’s sexual orientation does not change his or her desire to raise a family, laws and policies concerning same-sex adoption have yet to be uniformly applied across all states. Proponents argue that adoption fulfills the desire to form a family unit, as well as provides stable homes to thousands of children who are left without parents each year. Opponents, however, argue that the traditional nuclear family – one including both a man and a woman - is more ideal for the raising of kids. This section explores issues facing same-sex couples wishing to adopt, including a primer on types of adoption, legal issues for gay and lesbian adoption, and life after adoption. Choose from the list of titles below to learn more.
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