Hushed report: gay adoption puts kids at risk of bullying

The Christian Institute 22 April 2009

Children adopted by same-sex parents are likely to face bullying, according to a report that the Scottish Government tried to keep secret. However, same-sex parents are likely to turn a blind eye for fear of being blamed, according to the review of eight studies into gay adoption which ministers have now released under a freedom of information request. Critics of gay adoption say the Government should have conducted more research into its effect on children before deciding to allow it in Scotland in 2006.

Sociologist Patricia Morgan has conducted extensive research into same-sex adoption. She said: “The adoption agencies and ministers behind these reforms are doing this to appease the gay rights lobby. “It is possible children will be emotionally damaged.”