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Gay Adoption Facts and Statistics in the US —A Quick Rundown Pages 1 - 4 - Text Version | FlipHTML5
We know this is a just a stereotype. Today, more and more gay and lesbian couples are becoming parents, whether through artificial insemination, a surrogate or LGBT adoption. LifeLong Adoptions caters to heterosexual couples, single parents, and gay and lesbian families. However, one-third of agencies would reject a gay or lesbian applicant, either because of the religious beliefs guiding the agency, a state law prohibiting placement with LGBT parents, or a policy of placing children only with married couples. Additionally, agency heads are more likely to have negative views towards gays and lesbians adopting when they associate such adoptions with greater evaluation and support needs. As a gay-friendly service, we were appalled to hear such discrimination. Here are some additional facts supporting gay adoption: There is no reliable evidence that homosexual orientation, impairs psychological functioning.
LGBT Adoption Facts
SINGAPORE - Gay parents hoping to adopt their biological children may find it harder to argue in court that they are not intentionally going against Singapore's stance against same-sex family units. This point was highlighted by Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee on Wednesday Dec 19 , in the wake of Monday's release of a High Court decision to grant a gay man's appeal to adopt his biological child - who was conceived through commercial surrogacy in the United States - in the interest of the child's welfare. The boy is now five years old. The judges in the case had recognised granting the adoption would go against "our public policy against the formation of same-sex family units", but found a lack of evidence that the man had set out to deliberately violate it , said Mr Lee.
Since then, the number of children adopted by lesbian, gay, bi or trans parents has grown year on year. CoramBAAF research showed that while most heterosexual couples expected to become parents as a matter of course, this was less frequently the case for same-sex couples. This was particularly true of gay dads, many of whom thought their sexual identity was incompatible with parenthood — despite having always felt paternal.