There is a major misconception being put forth:
"Adoption, for the most part, is a right that nearly everyone possessed by law," claims Caty DiDonato Anderson. "Unlike the issue of gay marriage, which is a right many states have yet to grant (except for in the case of California, Arizona, and Florida, where the constitutions have been changed in order to exclude gay marriage), adoption by same sex couples or single gay people is a right that is being taken away."
"Among rights guaranteed to U.S. citizens is the right to have a child."
WRONG! The constitution protects parents right to nurture and maintain a relationship with their blood-related children! It does not grant anyone a right or entitlement to anyone else's children!
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There is no right to adopt! It does not exist. Not in the U.S. constitution or anywhere in the world. It is not a right or an entitlement.
Ina Hut, upon resigning in disgust as director of Wereldkinderen (World Children) the largest adoption agency in the Netherlands recognized that “would-be parents have strong desires, and I understand that. Everybody has the right to want children,” she said, adding: “but you don’t have the right to children. Children have the right to parents. The right to children doesn’t exist on this planet.”
Adopting someone else’s child is a privilege. In private adoption that choice is left to the mother of the child. In state adoptions that right is the state’s to chose who is best fit for each child’s needs because adoption is about finding homes for children, NOT finding children for anyone who wants one (although the privatization of adoption has created a money talks market place).
Some same sex couples – and single people – may make fine parents and may even be preferable for some children. But that is a case by case selection, and considered along with other criteria such as age.
The people who have their rights abdicated by adoption are the adoptee and his original family. Every adoption takes the link between them and eradicates it then issues a new falsified birth certificate stating the child was “born to” his adopters. In denying those spearated by doption acces to their own original birth certificates the US is denying them their civil human rights – a right all others have.
They are the wronged party in adoption – the ones adoption is supposed ot be all about.