The Hungarian government has passed a law that bans gay couples from adopting children who need a loving home...
Read on for all the details.
Controversial laws seem to be more common than not these days...And recently, Hungary has sparked global outrage after they passed a bill that prohibits gay people from adopting children from the foster care system.
I don't know about you, but it sounds pretty archaic to me.But the most horrific part of it all is the fact that the justice minister of the country decided to back it up with some more ignorant comments.
What does the sexuality of parents have to do with adopting anyway?All children need is a loving home.
The foster care system can be difficult to navigate...With many children being thrown from home to home throughout their childhoods.
Even here in the States, there are thousands of children waiting to find their "forever home."On any given day, there are nearly 443,000 children in foster care in the United States.
Much of our foster care system is broken.
via: ShutterstockAnd the children suffer as a result. And, more often than not, children don't even get a real foster home, they are, instead, sent to live in institutions or group homes.
Many children are bounced from one foster home to another...
This can result in serious harm.
via: ShutterstockLanguishing in foster care harms children’s wellbeing in a number of ways. The longer a child remains in temporary care, the more likely it is that he or she will experience multiple placement changes and disrupted relationships caused by such changes.
And, sadly for most children...
via: ShutterstockThe foster system is anything but short-term.