Skip to comments.Proposal would let unwed partners adopt [Homosexual adoption in Utah]
Posted on 12/24/2008 8:04:38 AM PST by TheDon
Liam Thompson, who turns 2 next month, calls Debbie Thompson "Mama." But to the state of Utah, she cannot be more than the boy's legal guardian.
Thompson's wife, Reanna Thompson -- the couple were married in Montreal in 2004 and Reanna took Debbie's last name -- gave birth to Liam, with the help of a sperm donor, on Jan. 4, 2007.
Utah law forbids anyone in a cohabiting relationship -- gay or straight -- from adopting a child or serving as a foster parent. Single adults of any sexual orientation can adopt, but preference goes to married couples.
But in 2009, Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake City, hopes to reverse the 2000 law that forbids all unmarried couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents. (Same-sex marriages, like the Thompsons', are not recognized by Utah, which has a constitutional ban on such unions.)
She acknowledged it will be "difficult" to get Utah's conservative Legislature to sign off on her "Forever Homes for Every Child" bill, which she submitted to the 2008 session but it never got out of the House Rules Committee.
"My gut feeling says we're not even going to see that bill in the Senate," said Senate President-elect Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville.
"We have room in our lives and our home for other children. We would love to be able to take a child who needs a chance, and the state won't let us," Debbie Thompson said. ...
"It is one of the most powerless and terrifying circumstances for me," she said. "Unlike most parents in Utah, I walk around with a copy of my legal-guardianship papers."
(Excerpt) Read more at sltrib.com ...
Caption for second photo (christmas lights): Debbie Thompson (left) and her wife, Reanna Thompson, pose in front of the lights at Temple Square with their son, Liam. Debbie is unable to legally adopt Liam, who is Reanna's biological son, because Utah law does not recognize their Canada marriage and prevents unmarried couples from adopting. Photo courtesy of Debbie Thompson
Poor kids! Children should not be subjected to homosexual parents.
They say that homosexuality is about consenting adults in private.
When does the adopted child consent to be brought up in an alternative lifestyle household?
I agree, all homosexuals should be sterilised.
“who is Reanna’s biological son”
Where is daddy?
If two Divorced Straight men whose own kids have grown and miss being Little League dads adopt?
I think that any couple or single should be allowed to adopt.
Ideally, everyone would be raised by their loving, committed, and wealthy biological parents, but that is not always the case. I just met a sixty something widow that adopted a disabled and mentally challenged child with a whole array of medical problems. When I asked her why she would burden herself like that, she told me its the Christian thing to do.
I see no reason why children should be denied a loving home. I don’t care if its a pair of dykes, or two church going spinster sisters, if a person or two people are willing to raise an orphan, power to them. Anything is better than a tax payer funded government orphanage.
So two homosexual pedophiles can adopt small children so they don’t have to hunt them down on the streets where they can get caught.
Instead the government will give them a fresh supply of young’ens.
Children should not be subjected to homosexual
What you say is exactly correct...
You’ve described the motive for the sodomite infestation of Big Brothers, Girl Scouts, and attempted infestation of Boy Scouts. On the foster care/adoption side some of them are trying advance the perception that their death-style is “normal” and should be accepted. In any event it is bad or dangerous for children, and contrary to a troll who posted, a government run orphanage would be better than allowing sodomite adoption or foster care.
Come on now Mormons’ We’re proud of you defending TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE in California, however you NEED to win this battle in your home state!
What can I do to help (I guess I can pray for your fight out there): Merry Christmas!
That's the problem. The odds of it being a 'loving' home are just way too high. Gay people make the most pedophiles, the odds are against the children from the outset.
If you notice, the Utah Senate President has signaled that the bill won’t even make it out of committee. The queers have been exploiting the anti-Mormon sentiment arising after Prop. 8 to attempt to get some headlines here in Utah. They’ve submitted a whole stack of bills. It won’t work.
I want to be a dictator and prescribe what I am sure some would call a “reproductive dark age”.
I do not believe in any form of artificial insemination, or artificial reproduction with humans, for any reason whatsoever.
First: there is no shortage of children who need to be, and never get to be adopted; so those who cannot conceive are not forced to use artificial insemination, just to fulfill their personal desire to be parents; they simply chose it over adoption.
Second: usually when I am reading the first person accounts of (or listening to interviews with) parents who chose an artificial reproduction method, the entire project seems to be all about them - the parent; their need, their desire - not the children.
And, most of all, when it comes to same-sex couples who decide to “make a child” artificially (as opposed to children they may have had, naturally, in a previous marriage) there seems to be no regard to the conditions they are placing on the child, which they dismiss with their simple belief that they too can be “good parents”.
But, somehow, no matter how much of a set of “good parents” ANY adoptive parents are, a majority of adopted children eventually (by nature?, by natural instinct?) want to make contact with their natural parents (if they have learned they were adopted). I imagine the same must be true, in time, for “fatherless” persons who are told only that your father was “sperm donor number 62384”.
Given the truth of this, why can’t such narcicistic parents understand that their personal, selfish ambition to have a child, in spite of shunning the natural circumstances of having child, will, present a void that no amount of “good parenting” can fill completely. It is selfish of them to decide that they can roll the dice, with their child, on how much they can fill that void, simply because THEY want to fulfill their desire to “be a parent”. They want to “be a parent” but they don’t want to make the choices IT NATURALLY - the self-sacrifices it naturally - takes to do that.
One can only anticipate that the parenting result (mindset of the children raised by them) will increase the propensity in the population for “artificial insemination”, and increase the avoidance of the fundamental relationship-building that natural parenting requires.
Thus, if I could dictate it to be so, I would would decree that the use of artificial means to human reproduction is so ethically challenged, fundamentally, that it would not be allowed.
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Since Nov 27, 2008
So it’s okay if two males homosexual pedophile adopt small boys to use as they please? BeHIND closed doors.
I have to agree.
“Children should not be subjected to homosexual parents. “
They aren’t even parents. They are pretend parents.
Most pedophiles are heterosexuals, there is no connection between homosexuality and pedophilia that I am aware of. No, pedo’s shouldn’t be allowed to adopt, DUH.
“Most pedophiles are heterosexuals, there is no connection between homosexuality and pedophilia that I am aware of. No, pedos shouldnt be allowed to adopt, DUH”
Shows how dumb you are.
A male pedophole who is hetrosexual molestes girls.
A male pedophile who molestes boys is a homosexual, regradless of who he is married too.
There is a huge connection between homosexuals and pedophiles, as a matter of fact gays refer to them as chicken hawks and they march in gay pride parades.
Read Dr. Cairns six books on sex addiction.
NMBLA, National Man Boy Love Assn’s motto is after 8 is too late. And they always march in gay pride parades.
But you know that don’t you, you’ve been to enough of them.
If you think that a government run orphanage is superior to a same sex household, its only fair that you pay for these orphanages and I don’t. Any couple or individual that wants kids but can’t have them is a gift, the couple wins, the child wins, and the taxpayer wins.