The Benefits of Choosing LGBT Adoptive Parents
The Benefits of Choosing LGBT Adoptive Parents
After deciding to place your child for adoption, there’s bound to be many questions at the forefront of your mind. One of the more intimidating questions is deciding which waiting family is the right match for you and your baby. What it all comes down to is who will offer your baby the best life possible. You may come to find that choosing gay adoptive parents may be the best decision to achieve that goal.
There are several benefits of choosing LGBT adoptive parents for your baby and that is why more and more birth mothers have decided to go this route! At Adoption Choices of Las Vegas, we believe that every kind of adoptive family deserves to experience the joy of raising a child, and that every birth mother deserves to see all eligible waiting families, regardless of sexual orientation.
Here are just a few more reasons why gay and lesbian adoptive parents may be the right choice for you.
Providing a Stable Household
One of the benefits of choosing LGBT adoptive parents is that they can provide a stable home environment for your baby. This isn’t to say that a heterosexual couple can’t do that as well, but it is important to remember that gay marriage – and thus, gay parenting – is something that had to be fought for rather than something that can be taken for granted. Because LGBT adoptive parents had to fight for their right to have a family, adoption is not something that they take lightly.
On top of that, it has been proven that the divorce rates among same-sex couples are lower than that of heterosexual couples. This will also help in providing a secure home for your baby, given the likelihood of LGBT adoptive parents separating is decreased.
Choosing gay or lesbian adoptive parents for your baby can result in them growing into a more sympathetic and accepting adult. Values, such as empathy and tolerance, would be ingrained in your baby from a very young age because of the family structure they grew up in. LGBT adoptive parents would teach your baby about equality and to be accepting of all people’s differences, despite race, class or sexual orientation.
This is an incredibly important life skill and choosing gay adoptive parents leads to your baby growing up in a household that encourages those essential attributes.
Acceptance and Understanding
LGBT couples know what it is like to deal with discrimination and other hardships, making them better equipped at understanding and working through any problems your child may have growing up. Heterosexual couples have the capacity to be understanding of your child’s difficulties as well, of course. However, when the parents have had first-hand experience with discrimination, they will have the tools to try and work through whatever obstacles your child faces with them.
Choosing gay or lesbian adoptive parents also sets your child up for a lifetime of acceptance, no matter what they path they take in life. LGBT couples know what it is like to feel ostracized just because of who they are. Knowing this, it is more likely that they will always be ready and willing to accept your child for who he or she is. This is one of the most important traits to look for in an adoptive family, as long as they will make your baby feel safe and loved regardless of who they grow into later in life, then you have made the right choice.
One of the most essential benefits of choosing LGBT adoptive parents is that they will provide a home that is less divided and organized based on limiting beliefs around gender. Being raised in a household where traditional gender roles are obsolete will make your child grow into a more balanced adult as they will never feel limited by their own gender. LGBT adoptive parents are more likely to share household responsibilities evenly rather than let archaic societal gender roles define their tasks. By choosing gay or lesbian adoptive parents, you are setting your baby up for success in overcoming whatever implications society puts on the appropriate way for them to perform their gender. This makes the possibilities of what they can become endless!
It is also important to note that whatever reservations may be had about choosing gay or lesbian adoptive parents stems more from societal doubt than the actual gender of a same sex couple. Children adopted into LGBT families are not hindered by the lack of two genders, but rather, any issues they may face come from the way society has been conditioned to react to families that don’t fit a heteronormative stereotype.
LGBT Adoptive Parents
Gay and lesbian adoptive parents are no less equipped than heterosexual parents when it comes to properly raising a child. The most important thing when deciding on a family for your baby is love. If you find adoptive parents who will love your child no matter what and provide them with the most amazing life possible, no matter their sexual orientation, you have found the perfect match for your adoption journey!
Adoption Choices of Las Vegas has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across in Las Vegas since 2012. For information more general to Nevada, please visit our mother site Adoption Choices of Nevada. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673
Meet the Author: Katie Dee is a resident of Long Island, New York and member of the 2020 graduating class of State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta. She completed her bachelor’s degree in English, dedicating a year to family studies.
Katie has hands-on classroom experience in the field of writing, editing and child and family studies. Her experience, in both the writing field and that of family studies, gives her a unique perspective in her pieces centered around the field of adoption.