Since the approval of same-sex marriage that occurred in 2013, thousands of homosexual couples have shown interest in making the adoption of children official or even having a biological child through in vitro fertilization. A dream that before seemed to be impossible in the eyes of the law! With this, thousands of cases of children of gay parents have appeared daily and even under the shadow of prejudice, many abandoned children have had a second chance, that of being loved.
Opinions on the subject are divided between religious, conservative and those who support love no matter your sexual option. Does not supporting the homosexual relationship affect the support for these children to have a chance to be happy and loved ? The number of children abandoned by their biological and responsible parents on a daily basis is surreal, in addition to those who are removed by the courts for being provenly mistreated by various forms of violence.
The greatest concern of the subject generates around what these children will suffer in the future or even at school age when telling how their life at home is. Even though the law is on the side of the children of gay parents and supports and legalizes the whole situation, the biggest obstacle is still facing the real world. Malicious comments, jokes and comparisons, as well as statements about the future of the child raised by a homosexual couple are part of the great battle they will face.
In an article published on UOL’s news website in 2013, the little actress Ana Karolina Lannes, who was only 13 at the time, spoke about comments made on a radio in Rio de Janeiro. Where he publicly criticized the life of his “parents” and even added by stating that in the future the little girl would be a “lesbian”. With teary eyes, the girl shows her sadness and discontent overflowing through her eyes. This is the kind of nasty comment that a child will have to deal with throughout his life by adults without limits and without respect for others.
What We Should Teach Our Children About Differences
It is the responsibility of parents to teach and instruct their children to be better people. Respecting differences, options and different ethnicities is not a matter of education, but a human obligation. It is not because we were not created or follow the same commandments of others that we are right or vice versa. We may not accept the choices, but we have to respect them !
This is the teaching that everyone should teach their children and even with different standards, beliefs and points of view it would be the best way to have a healthier world for our children. For those who do not accept the issue of gay marriage or even the adoption of children by these couples, at least have the good sense to respect them. They are human, with feelings and dreams like anyone else and deserve everyone’s respect.
Life is all about choices and we have free will to decide what we want for our lives. Never judge children of gay parents as children who are doomed to follow in the footsteps of their parents. You will grow up and have the right to choices and decisions just like your parents and you did. And if so, what is the problem?
It is not only homosexuality that differentiates people, whoever judges and condemns a sexual option, judges and condemns whatever the difference is. Parents, in the name of loving your children, think about the feelings of others and what they will teach their future adults. Teaching to respect the different decisions and choices of others is not condemning or instructing them to follow the same path.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.