PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – With many states agreeing that a homosexual relationship can be considered a marriage, the question rises if they are married does that mean they are suitable parents? Many gay couples want to adopt children because they are ready to nurture another person together.
On Friday, the American Academy of Pediatrics stated that they agree with same sex marriage adoptions. They believe that a home gives the child a sense of security and guarantees them certain rights that come along with living in a family. Further, they explain that while foster homes are exceptional, they’re not ideal for a child who is in need of stability in their life.
Dr. Anna McManus-Gay is a family therapist and the director of the Stepfamily Connection of the North Hills.
Dr. Gay joined NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Mike Pintek to agree that gay couples adopting is a great idea and is in the best interest of the child to have a home. She agreed that children having a home with a family helps the their development and increases our population.
“So many children are waiting for adoption or foster care, in need of the love of a family,” said Dr. Gay. “If a gay couple qualifies for adoption then let them do it for the children.”