5 of the Best Reasons to Choose LGBT Adoptive Parents
In our world today, there are so many different opportunities and choices a birth mother makes when placing their baby for adoption. One more option that has become more prevelant to birth mothers is the option of choosing gay parents as a birth mother. LGBT adoption or same sex adoption is more common now than ever before, and is a great opportunity to share compassion with those who are unable to conceive naturally.
At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we are here to help you find the perfect adoptive family for your child. However, a family is no longer defined as a father and a mother, but rather two people or one person who simply will love and care for your child. Our agency is proud to assist lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) families with the gift of adoption. Here are some reasons to choose LGBT adoptive parents that we have acquired to help you understand more about LGBT adoption.
Reasons to Choose LGBT Adoptive Parents
- They choose to have kids
One of the best parts about LGBT adoptive parents is their active choice to have children. Since they cannot conceive naturally, their decision to become parents is very much planned. If they choose to adopt, they know that they are ready to commit to raising a family. They have planned it all out, and know the best ways to welcome a new child into their home.
- They teach diversity
Having LGBT adoptive parents exposes your child to a different perspective on life. If your child sees their adoptive parents in a loving and caring relationship with one another, he or she will acknowledge that love comes in all different forms. This fills your child with the ability to become more open-minded and emphatic to everyone around you no matter their race, religion or sexual orientation.
- They teach confidence
Bringing up a child in a same sex household menas your child will be actively involved in the LGBT community. Even if he or she aren’t LGBT themselves, they will be raised within a diverse household and will be taught to love everyone around them. This also will give your child a greater self-esteem as they’ll become more aware of who they are as a person, which, in turn, will encourage more confidence about their identity in the future.
- They are great parents
Research has shown that there are no differences between a child raised in a LGBT household compared to in a heterosexual household. While every household is different and will have a different way of raising their child, placing your child with a LGBT family does not set them up for failure. LGBT parents will still love your child the same, and will make sure he or she gets everything they need to succeed in life and become a successful adult.
- They will truly love your child
Love comes in so many different shapes and sizes, no matter if the adoptive family is hetereosexual, homosesexual, single-parent, etc. No matter what the case might be, the adoptive family will still truly love and care for your child. In choosing adoption, you are showing selflessness and love for your child. However, an adoptive family is also showing the love in their hearts to welcome a new member into their family. They will nurture and love your child just as much as you do, and will be there for him or her every step of the way.
We Are Here To Help
Choosing the perfect adoptive family for your child can be quite challenging. There are many factors to consider while picking a family and it can definitely get confusing at times. At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we want to let you know that we will be here for you every step of the way! Please do not hesitate to contact us for support or to answer any questions you have about the adoption process.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive families in Oklahoma for over 19 years. Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized adoption experience to all involved in the adoption process. If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
Meet the Author: Hannah Carlsward is an aspiring journalist and photographer. She is currently a senior at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL., where she studies journalism with minors in American Sign Language and Media Studies. Hannah loves connecting the world through her photography and stories, and loves showing people a new perspective on the world around them.
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