Gays Gain the Right to Adopt BUT….

September 23, 2010 at 2:13 am (adoption, adoption reform) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

A friend sent me this link and I was pleasantly shocked by the blog post. Its so rare for someone not connected to adoption to see the side of the mothers. Its even more rare for someone to speak out about it.



  1. Andrea said,

    I do not believe gays or lesbians should have the right to adopt or foster. I know that almost everyone who reads this blog will think this is prejadece and racist but its what i believe. I dont even want them having children at all. I know they are people but i dont think it is healthy for children to have 2 moms or 2 dads.

  2. nzrose05 said,

    Thanks for the link, it is so right. People should not be discriminated against due to their sexuality but at the same time the voice of the mother remains silent and unacknowledged during the revision of adoption law to fix the sexuality discrimination.

    What about us?

    I talked to a gay friend about this over a year ago as he was quite active in fighting for the ‘right’ to adopt when the issue came up in our country. He had no idea about other adoption issues and had planned on adopting later on in life if he gained the ‘right’ to. Now that he has an understanding of the various issues facing the mothers, he has been in conflict about what to do, I think he has decided to foster.

    This needs to be talked about and people need to be made aware.

  3. HeatherRainbow said,

    I think that gay people should have rights. But, I don’t think that their rights should oppress other people’s rights, ie, adopting and taking away the right of child’s parents rights to parent. Anytime one person’s rights interfere with other, its not a right but a privilege.

  4. Andrea said,

    Melissa Ann Sullivan passed away on October 2nd, 2010

  5. Proud ADOPTIVE mommy said,

    I’m a big fat baby stealing cunt

    • MaryReunited said,

      Well at least you can admit it. How lovely that you can own the truth.

    • aislin13 said,

      Yes we all know that admiting it is the first step. Bwaaaaahahahaha

    • Myst said,

      No kidding. Hence why you are an adoptress. At least you are honest with yourself.

  6. MaryReunited said,

    Andrea I am so sorry for her- I wish I had seen this sooner. School has kept me busy though and my time spent reading blogs is limited.

  7. Myst said,

    OMGosh Andrea, I am so sorry I didn’t see this earlier. That is so very, very sad!! How did you find out??? This is Katelynn’s mother right? How sad. Heartbreaking. Thank you for letting us know.

    • andrea said,

      Her sister went on her myspace and let all of her friends on there know. Yes she is Katelynn’s first mom

      • Myst said,

        That is so very sad! Was she on Facebook at all? What was her name? If you want to email me more details for privacy sake, email me at Maybe we could set up a remberance page for her? Did you have any contact with her sister?

        Heartbreaking, truly heartbreaking!

  8. andrea said,

    Her name is Melissa Ann Sulivan. I am sorry but i feel comfortable giving any info other than her name out. i know ur a good person but this is the internet and i have never met you. I am sorry if this affends you.

  9. Myst said,

    Thats cool Andrea, I am not offended 🙂 Yes, you are right to be wary, this IS the internet and we haven’t met.

    I did look her up on Facebook just to see if there was a remberance page but there isn’t. I am just so sad for this poor girl. She didn’t deserve to go through this.

    Myst xxx

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