The Benefits of LGBT Adoption
The benefits of LGBT Adoption are identical to all other adoption processes; endless. When parents decide to adopt, they commit themselves to that child as if they’ve been there since the first positive pregnancy test. When we read about adoption and adoption success stories, we see that the biggest concerns for parents are that their children are placed in safe and loving homes. Everyone’s definition of love is different, but, as a whole, we can all agree that a person’s ability to parent is never determined by who they cherish and trust enough to be their partner. Love is love. Through the power of adoption, same sex families can grow.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma understands that it can be just as overwhelming as it is exciting to find the best family for your child. The worries of the unknown are natural and expected through the adoption process, so don’t forget to take time for yourself, in whatever form that may be. Whether you are a married, LGBT, single or transracial our agency is dedicated to assisting you.
Benefits of LGBT Adoption
Devotion through Notion
Almost three years ago to date, same sex couples and individuals gained the freedom to legally adopt in all 50 states. LGBT families grow through adoption by giving same sex parents the ability to love and treasure a child as if they’ve known one another their wholes lives. They understand the impact of discrimination, motivating them to raise children through the principles of being open-minded and thinking before speaking. Same sex families are actively more engaged in your child’s life, especially when it comes to listening to their feelings and providing them emotionally safe spaces. The zeal of devotion and excitement to raise a child illuminates through all families deciding to adopt, but same sex couples and individuals commit to educating about the positives and prejudices of nonconformity. LGBT families bring about an awareness to their children that goes beyond any constitutional belief or moral opinion. Through love and honesty, they educate their children about the realities of the world.
Embracing Others Differences
In the words of the beloved Martin Luther King Jr, “intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education.” The benefits of LGBT adoption can be significantly recognized concerning same sex couple’s values on education. Same sex couples bring about an awareness that’s motivated by acting upon the principles that make humanity thrive and their personal experiences. Same sex families create households that are far less prejudiced and more sympathetic towards those who have dealt with some form of discrimination. This kind of upbringing impacts your child by teaching them to embrace all relationships and manners of living without discrimination or preconceived notions. By speaking about the power of acceptance and constantly educating your children on events that affect others globally, the benefits of LGBT adoption truly are endless.
The power of adoption is an honorable decision made by those who wish to positively impact children by giving them a better life than their own. The biggest priority for mothers trying to find the best family for their child is that the parent’s commitment must be unconditional. More than anyone, children deserve to be spoiled with love, respect and honesty. Exposure to the beautiful realities of what makes being different important are principles same sex families construct when growing their family. When same sex families have a child, it is no way unexpected. LGBT families begin their adoption process by devoting their time in researching the different adoption choices available, educating themselves through friends or people on the internet with stories of adoption success, and reading as many parenting books as possible. Only until a few years ago did same sex couples have the legal ability to adopt, so this process is one they take exceptionally serious.
The state of Oklahoma permits single LGBT individuals, same-sex couples, and same-sex partners to petition to adopt.
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.
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Meet the Author: Taylor Papadakis writes for organizations and movements she defines as incorruptible. Born in Texas and raised by wolves, she now resides in a town that refers to themselves as the Palm Springs of Washington. In 2019, Taylor graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Philosophy. Once the treasurer for CWU’s Environmental Club, she assisted in initiating the sustainability garden project and happily educated students, staff and faculty members about the benefits of switching to metal instead of plastic silverware in the dining halls.
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