This paper discusses GLBT adoption, which means adoption by gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals.
# 83654 | 1,575 words | 5 sources | 2005 |
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Sociology (Social Work) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics) , Public Administration (General)
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This paper is a policy paper as to why GLBT adoption should take place. The author states that adoption by gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals, which should be a simple matter, is marked by discrimination in favor of straights. The paper explains that the single most effect reason for discrimination that had been used by the legal system is the principle 'the best interests of the child'."
From the Paper:"A monolithic and highly distorted view of the family has been perpetrated by the mass media, which has completely obscured the emerging variations and alternatives to the conception of a traditional nuclear family. The context of gay and lesbian adoption has been one of bias and unfairness, haphazard and inconsistent policy, and of myths and assumptions informing policy rather than concrete evidence. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals regularly have encountered discrimination in the legal system, the child welfare system, and in their experiences with adoption agencies."
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