Gay couples are eager to become parents and want to provide a loving homes for children that have been placed into foster care. They also feel that they can offer a better home environment for children as they are in stable relationships that are emotionally secure. Moreover, they have the willingness to take on the challenge that comes with adopting children. In addition, they are aware of their rights and fight for them with a sense of urgency that straight couples are not always exposed to.
They provide a second chance for children
The number of orphans worldwide has increased drastically. Often, these children are placed in foster care because of their biological parents’ refusal to give them up for adoption or because the parents have died. Many of them are never reunited with their family as they cling to hope that the situation will improve and they will be adopted (Hechavarria). Moreover, they lack the parental role models that a mother and father provides since most of them come from unstable relationships. Therefore, it is the duty of those in charge to ensure that these children are adopted to a healthy and warm environment.
The United States is a nation that prides itself on equality and fair treatment of everybody. Therefore, homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt just like other normal couples. Adoption by same-sex couples will not only benefit the children but it will also give them a positive sense of identity that will enable them to stand up against intolerance and discrimination in the future.