Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby Belle Leisha » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:00 pm

lord of all darkness wrote:
play it cool wrote:I haven't gone through the whole thread, and am just responding to the first post. I'm not going into specifics but I have first hand experience of the adoption process. The bottom line is this as far as I'm concerned:

There are far too many kids still in the care system in desperate need of a loving home in which to thrive. It should be up to the social services to decide if a couple are suitable to adopt based on what they've got to offer as parents, rather then whether they are gay, or poor, or fat, or a single parent etc. By having such parameters (as they certainly have done in the past) more kids stay in the care system where they become much more vulnerable. These kids just need a loving environment.


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Well said, nailed it better than i could.


That was my argument. :P But yeah it's spot on, and actually if you look at the adoption info site now, they make a point of saying sexuality, wealth, marital status etc, will not effect your application. Which of course it shouldn't.
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby icy » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:06 pm

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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby play it cool » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:37 pm

Belle Leisha wrote:
lord of all darkness wrote:
play it cool wrote:I haven't gone through the whole thread, and am just responding to the first post. I'm not going into specifics but I have first hand experience of the adoption process. The bottom line is this as far as I'm concerned:

There are far too many kids still in the care system in desperate need of a loving home in which to thrive. It should be up to the social services to decide if a couple are suitable to adopt based on what they've got to offer as parents, rather then whether they are gay, or poor, or fat, or a single parent etc. By having such parameters (as they certainly have done in the past) more kids stay in the care system where they become much more vulnerable. These kids just need a loving environment.


/end thread.

Well said, nailed it better than i could.


That was my argument. :P But yeah it's spot on, and actually if you look at the adoption info site now, they make a point of saying sexuality, wealth, marital status etc, will not effect your application. Which of course it shouldn't.



Sorry, didn't mean to hijack your argument! :mrgreen: I honestly didn't read through the thread...
 
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby Elessar » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:50 pm

Anyone want to guess who I wouldn't let adopt kids if I ruled the world? :P
 
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby P.T » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:52 pm

Elessar wrote:Anyone want to guess who I wouldn't let adopt kids if I ruled the world? :P


Hitler. Robert Mugabe. The entire population of Essex.
 
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby Elessar » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:59 pm

FreddiesWhiteDove wrote:
Elessar wrote:Anyone want to guess who I wouldn't let adopt kids if I ruled the world? :P


Hitler. Robert Mugabe. The entire population of Essex.


All good suggestions, but not the answer I was looking for.

Actually the answer I was looking for MIGHT be a condition of adoption anyway. I don't really know. I know it's a condition when you adopt a kitten but that's probably not quite the same.
 
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby Belle Leisha » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:02 am

Elessar wrote:Anyone want to guess who I wouldn't let adopt kids if I ruled the world? :P


You have to have them vaccinated. :P
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby Elessar » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:12 am

Belle Leisha wrote:
Elessar wrote:Anyone want to guess who I wouldn't let adopt kids if I ruled the world? :P


You have to have them vaccinated. :P


 
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby AerosmithAndQueen » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:06 am

To the original question; Of course!
 
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby musicalprostitute » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:45 am

icy wrote:Thank you for willing to take heed of what others have been saying here. :bigups:.
You remind me of the time I ranted about the death penalty, and it took JLP and a case he mentioned to make me see sense. After a while I did change my views. Most people here know how stubborn/silly I can be, so it didn't take it overnight to have it changed, but that remains a very bittersweet time for me on the board.
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I think accepting that one can sometimes be wrong is all part of growing up. Years ago I would have seen it as a kind of weakness to admit I was wrong on something, but that is not the case at all. I, like your good self, used to be a stubborn soul, but as I've got older (all 38 years!) I've found it easier to just let go on certain things and focus on the big things in life - not always easy to do when your as pugnacious as I am! :)

And thanks for your kind words on my past bullying situation. I truly empathise with anyone who has gone through the same - constant bullying can make one so isolated and reclusive, but it can also bring forth a strength and fierce indepence in one, too, which will help carry you through the stormiest of times.
 
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby musicalprostitute » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:49 am

FreddiesWhiteDove wrote:
Elessar wrote:Anyone want to guess who I wouldn't let adopt kids if I ruled the world? :P


Hitler. Robert Mugabe. The entire population of Essex.


Whoa, steady on there! Hitler I can accept, Mugabe maybe, but Essex - that's not fair! We Essex folks are not the stereotypical twats you see on tv, you know.

Right, I'm off to get my fake tan sorted before I pick me bird up from Basildon's no.1 vajazzle parlour. :lol:
 
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby WeeMann » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:55 am

musicalprostitute wrote:
FreddiesWhiteDove wrote:
Elessar wrote:Anyone want to guess who I wouldn't let adopt kids if I ruled the world? :P


Hitler. Robert Mugabe. The entire population of Essex.


Whoa, steady on there! Hitler I can accept, Mugabe maybe, but Essex - that's not fair! We Essex folks are not the stereotypical twats you see on tv, you know.


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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby musicalprostitute » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:02 am

Whoa, steady on there! Hitler I can accept, Mugabe maybe, but Essex - that's not fair! We Essex folks are not the stereotypical twats you see on tv, you know.[/quote]

FWD is :P[/quote]

What? An Essex person?

I lived there all my life but moved down to Cardiff few years back. I still have my Essex accent but now I just say 'butt' and 'whose coat is that jacket?' alot. :)
 
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby P.T » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:09 am

musicalprostitute wrote:
WeeMann wrote:
musicalprostitute wrote:Whoa, steady on there! Hitler I can accept, Mugabe maybe, but Essex - that's not fair! We Essex folks are not the stereotypical twats you see on tv, you know.


FWD is :P


What? An Essex person?


Yeah.

musicalprostitute wrote:We Essex folks are not the stereotypical twats you see on tv, you know.


Yeah you are.
 
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Re: Should Gay People Be Allowed To Adopt?

Postby musicalprostitute » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:15 am

musicalprostitute wrote:We Essex folks are not the stereotypical twats you see on tv, you know.


Yeah you are.[/quote]

Er, no we're not.

And I take it you include yourself in that stereotypical picture of Essex people?
 
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