Single women are allowed without an issue to adopt children. Are the standards different for single men? What if the child was a girl?
Yes, I don't think adoption should be gender discriminate. I think if you are capable to provide love, affection, guidance, and wisdom to a young child-all the more power to you. I would hope if there are questions about the integrity of the potential adoptive parent, that a background check and psychiatric evaluation would answer those questions.
Single people of either gender have a tough time adopting children, unless they are very wealthy.
This is not the case. Although finances are verified during the adoption homestudy process, single people are just as capable of adopting as married couples. I have approved many single people for adoption who were not independently wealthy. They were subsequently matched with their adopted children.
It is illegal to discriminate based on gender. I am an adoption assessor, so I am the social worker who interviews prospective adoptive parents and completes their adoption homestudy. There are certain risks that either man or woman- married or single- assume when adopting an older child- male or female. If the child has a history of manipulative behavior or making false allegations against caregivers, the parent is opening themselves up to a lot of issues.
Also, if I child has been abused sexually or physically, certain care is taken to protect the child. It is not discrimination if the child and prospective adoptive parent are not considered to be a good match (if the child does not feel safe, etc.). The well-being of the child is the most important factor when finding an appropriate home- not the sex of the adoptive parent.
this is not a question with the millions of single fathers most everyone is aware of, my x husband is one. What is the real question
Clearly You are NOT Male! I Object to such BS Intimations like this!
We ARE NOT All sexual deviates you know! In fact where I come from our deviant rate is one third of what it is in Kentucky!
Actually I am a parent of two boys, that are parents. Both do extremely well. I also work with a lot of single fathers. It was a question posed to get a general idea of how others felt with happenings within our country of late.
Yes, and so should single women providing they have the means and resources to bring the child up properly. What's properly? IMO, well fed, companionable one on one time, good bedding/room, education, family ties of any kind whether familial blood line or close knit group, social contact with other children, well developed/stable parent, lots of love, understanding, and tolerance.
"Should single men be allowed to adopt children?"
Definitely, as long as they can demonstrate that they will be responsible parents (the way other people are expected to demonstrate the same) There's enough kids in care etc. Seems stupid to discriminate in this way.
I am going to answer this question with a question.
What does gender have to do with parenting?
Many single men are good parents but by nature women are good in chidren upbringing. i feel that men should be allowed but there should be policies and requirements stated.
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