Sunday, August 30, 2009

Oh man! This episode of 30 Days entitled "Same Sex Parenting" just absolutely enrages me. The woman who is a proponent of man and woman only marriage and adoption is so inflexible and close minded that I have no idea why she would even sign up for such a experiment in social difference. I thought that maybe when she saw how foster children grow up and the important of loving families rather than only married couples, she would perhaps open up her perspective more but somehow, it did nothing.

I think that same sex marriages/couples should be able to adopt as much as they want. They have to seriously struggle and apply to get children, participate in background checks, financial checks and references yet we have people everyday that get knocked up and have no way of supporting or caring for a child. I am hoping that this is one of those things that gets easier and more accessible with time for gay and lesbian couples just as rights have slowly come to those of different ethnicity and backgrounds.


  1. This isn't the same thing, but it also bothers me how expensive it is to adopt in South Korea. South Koreans won't adopt. It's looked at as bringing shame to your family. Some Koreans will "disapear" for a year and come home as parents. However, they would never admit to adopting, and this is rare. Most people that adopt Korean children are from the US, Canada, and France. However, even with the military grant to adopt, Reuben and I would have to pay at least $16,000!!! I think that's horrible. Most of these children are raised in the orphanages and are looked upon poorly in society when they're let go around the age of 18.

  2. I had no idea it was a shameful thing in Korea. I think its ridiculous that we let our children spend their entire lives in foster care when there are families out there that are desperately wanting children and can provide for them. Really, some things in this world make absolutely no sense to me which is why I get so mad when I watch the news....which is why I try to avoid watching too much.