Friday, August 04, 2006

I don't get it

I was just reading this and it pisses me off. What is the big deal about a gay couple adopting? Why does the state of Florida make such a big fucking deal out of this? This woman and her partner want this child, but can't adopt her because they're gay. I. Don't. Get. It.

Why do the people in charge of foster care and adoption in Florida get so fucking bunged up about this? Shouldn't they be down on their fucking knees, thanking every deity they can think of, that someone is anxious, no, dying, to take this 12 year-old girl into their home and adopt her, get her out of the foster care system? Isn't that the whole goal of foster care? To help kids? What the fuck do they think a coupld of lesbian women are going to do to this girl? Convert her? Like that's even possible. Jesus Christ on a bicycle. People get so fucking stupid over this subject. And I honestly don't understand it.


No news on the labour front, either. Which sucks, because I really don't want to be induced.


art-sweet said...

According to the highly enlightened state of Florida, gays and lesbians are good enough to foster but not to adopt.

Angewl said...

this is so sad. that poor little girl could have a wonderful family and will be denied it.

BTW, I love the way you phrase things. lol

LJ said...

it pisses me off too! holy crap does this shit make me mad! would they rather the little girl go to a hetero dysfunctional couple? it's sad, I find it all shades of wrong. I don't live in the states and it still makes me mad the way laws are down there. based on archaic old men 300 hundred some odd years ago. sick, twisted and stupid!

Andrea said...

That's horrible. In my opinion, people willing to give love to a little girl who probably hasn't known much love in her life should be given the chance to prove themselves. Who cares about their sexual preference? There are some hetero sickos out there who should not be allowed to adopt, but who are still eligible. And that's just wrong.

Debbie said...

I'm with you, J. It's utter bullshit. Our society is too proud to admit they're wrong on this one, to the detriment of so very many kids, starved for love and family. and sometimes just plain starved.


p.s. I'm hoping you'll start fo-reals laboring soon and then no-pitocin-havin'. *crosses fingers real tight, gets a cramp*

Jenny said...

Totally pathetic. Maybe she'll be adopted by a "fitting" straight Mel Gibson...or Michael Jackson.

I'd say that's why I don't live in Florida, but sadly Texas is just as backward.