U.S. Rep.'s plea for LGBTQ+ couples right to adopt

"When you allow people to discriminate against LGBTQ+ couples, you deprive children of families who are going to love them." Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney shared the story of adopting his children while opposing a regulation that could allow agencies to refuse LGBTQ+ couples on religious grounds.

Emotional Speech about LGBTQ+ Parents Adopting

Representative Maloney’s Story

On February 27th, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) urged the Committee on Oversight and Reform to fight against the Trump administration’s proposition to allow adoption and foster agencies to deny LGBTQ+ families. He shared his own story of how he adopted three children, rescuing them from devastating circumstances.

“It was because they [Adoption Alliance] had learned in the 1990s that there were certain types of kids who are not going to be adopted, where the circumstances of their birth, through no fault of their own obviously, was difficult or confronting for traditional adoptive parents, where there were issues of HIV or rape or incest, sometimes mixed with concerns about interracial adoption. And what these adoption agencies learned, to their credit, was that there were LGBT couples in cities like New York who would say yes to these children, not as an alternative to the straight couple that was going to raise them. As an alternative to never being adopted. Because no one was going to adopt these kids. And it was that insight, that LGBT couples were willing to cross lines of difference because they had experienced doing so in their own lives, that they had less preoccupation or hysteria with things like HIV, that they were more willing to adopt across lines of difference like race or religion, that there was an opportunity for kids that would not have a home to have a home,” Representative Maloney tells Representative Jody Hice (R-GA).

”Good parents are good parents”

Representative Maloney hopes that by sharing his and his partner’s experience with adoption that it will persuade Congress from approving any “license to discriminate” laws that would allow federally funded organizations to deny LGBTQ+ parents and parents of different religions from adopting solely because of their “lack” of Christian values.


02/28/2020 6:27 PM


  • Maritza R.
    03/11/2020 16:12

    Thank you

  • Aj B.
    03/09/2020 07:42

    Well spoken!!! Thank you

  • Ariana L.
    03/08/2020 20:34

    when instead of dealing with real issues they focus on things that shouldn’t be an issue if everyone just minded their own business 😍

  • Carman J.
    03/06/2020 10:49

    What a courageous man. I may like all his politics but I admire him.

  • Malelmai P.
    03/05/2020 21:41


  • Regina B.
    03/05/2020 15:51

    I totally agree.

  • Greg T.
    03/03/2020 18:19


  • Galu N.
    03/02/2020 03:50

    Check out Andrew F Carter's video!

  • Steve R.
    03/02/2020 00:05

    OK folks this is not whether or not LBGq plus can take care of a kid. Take the millions of dollars that you give to Planned Parenthood to kill babies (very compassionate) open secular adoption agencies. problem solved. LBGQ plus go there all day and get your self kids. Are there no secular adoption agencies? No ? Wonder why?

  • Dale S.
    03/01/2020 14:38

    A wonderful, humane, loving speech. Need more like Maloney.

  • Bryan J.
    03/01/2020 05:09

    LGBTQ has nothin to due with religious freedom...has nothing to do with religion at all , no where, no place on earth...

  • Janet T.
    03/01/2020 05:02


  • Cherub S.
    03/01/2020 00:43

    Yes , whoever that can love the child should Be allowed to adopt kids, even wolves raised mawkli as one of their own ..

  • John T.
    02/29/2020 14:56

    "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works" ( 2 Cor. 11:14-15). Satan says that the LBGTQ is right. God says it is wrong and sinful (Rom.1). Sweet stories do not make that which is wrong into that which is right. "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil" (Isa. 5:20).

  • Holly E.
    02/29/2020 12:36

    Wow, what a powerful statement!

  • Wendy H.
    02/29/2020 11:19

    A great, heartwarming, lovely speech which lifts the spirits.

  • Murtaza H.
    02/29/2020 08:31

    Kids imitate, dont want innocent soul getting into faggism

  • Julia S.
    02/29/2020 06:40

    E.X.A.C.T.L.Y. 👍💗🎩

  • Mamta G.
    02/29/2020 06:11

    I agreed Sir

  • Kimberly W.
    02/28/2020 23:15


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