A Different Kind of Family

What does a kid really need? Would having two fathers ruin a kid's life? I don't think so, but at the same time, there is something that keeps me away from saying that I am in favor for a gay couple to adopt a child. Imagine yourself with two fathers or two mothers... Wouldn't there be something missing? Even if they love you as much as they can and provide you the best education possible which I don't doubt they can, there is still something the kid is missing!

The child himself may be very happy and become a great person but there has to be a difference. The mother and the father each play a different role in the child’s education. As you know, the mother as a strong role in the sensitive and emotional part of the child’s education. As she, in most of the cases, passes more time with the baby when he is younger, there is a strong link that is created and that will stay for the rest of their lives. He will always find love, comfort and his bases in his mother. As the father has a less sensitive role, he has the role to protect the family and to be the “man of the house”. Strong values are learned through the father. In my case and in the case of many boys, I have found a model through my father.

As I said earlier, I don’t doubt that a gay couple can provide a very good education, indeed gay parents “tend to be more motivated, more committed than heterosexual parents on average, because they chose to be parents,” said Abbie Goldberg, a psychologist at Clark University in Massachusetts. However, I still think that the child would be missing something in terms of fundamental needs.

Guillaume Béland

Link for the website of the picture: http://www.gayhealthzone.com/gay-adoption-pros-cons

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