There's a bit of a debate in some of the blogs about the rights and wrongs of gay adoption.
The Daily Mail and The Telegraph cover the case of two 'bairns' in Edinburgh, who the papers say were being cared for by their grandparents until the local council judged them too old and made the grandparents hand them over to a male gay couple.
Apparantly the grandparents are outraged, as is Crusader Rabbit.
I guess this is one of those situations where each case should be judged on its merits.
Not only is the rights or wrongs of gays adopting kids there to consider, but also what rights do the authorities have to take a child away from its blood relatives?
Certainly it appears the parents of the two kids are not upto the job of raising the kids and a gay couple would be a better alternative than the kids being brought up by unsuitable parents like druggies.
But if there are straight couples available to adopt the kids, I do believe that children having a mum AND a dad is better than having either two mums or two dads.
I also believe that blood links matter too and that the grandparents should also have the right to raise the kids in preference to anyone else, no matter how old they may be. Blood is thicker than water.
Which brings me on to the gay couple themselves. I am sure there are many gay men and lesbians that are wonderful parents and others that would also make wonderful parents.
But if you want to have kids, better to have your 'own.'
Guys, find yourself a woman who will do the honours and get out that turkey baster, even if you must whip out the cheque book too. Ladies, I am sure you will know what to do as well.
At least this way, any child will be 'yours' and this should also keep those quiet who do not support gay adoption.