Michelle recorded a program called, “30 Days” on Planet Green and I watched it with her tonight. The show looks at some controversial issues and explores how people feel on both sides of the issue. The particular episode we watched tonight was about gay adoption. It took a woman who was in strong opposition to gay adoption and a practicing Mormon and gave her the opportunity to spend 30 days with a gay couple in Michigan with 4 adopted boys.
I happen to know a gay couple who are prohibited from adopting by the laws of their state. I also happen to know that these two men would be great parents. Having been through the process of adopting, and understanding the in-depth process that exists to weed out people who are not going to be good candidates for being a parent. After all of that, there is still the matter that many adoptions are still then in the hands of the birth mother, who is given the option to choose who will parent her child. I find it difficult to accept that there will be children who end up not being placed in a loving environment because the parents are gay.
I am thankful and grateful every day that our birth mother chose us. I am also saddened every day knowing there are kids going without the opportunity to be raised in a loving household. I find it difficult to see that one or the other of these two positions can claim the moral high ground.
I welcome your input.