The Ethics of Gay and Lesbian Adoptions

By Norman Linzer

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), January 1997

The dilemma facing a Jewish family service over placing a Jewish child for adoption by a gay or lesbian couple can be traced to the meaning of the best interests ofthe child. This concept evokes value conflicts for the social workers and the Board members that encompass the obligation not to discriminate and not to be judgmental, traditional and contemporary Jewish perspectives on the morality of the couple's lifestyle, and the agency's mission to strengthen the Jewish family. The ethical dilemmas proceed from these value conflicts. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.73 no.2/3, Winter/Spring 1996/1997.

Topic: Homosexuality, Social Work, LGBT Issues, GLBT Issues, Values

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 73/No. 2-3

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Coverage: North America

Language: English

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Linzer, Norman. The Ethics of Gay and Lesbian Adoptions. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). January 1997:


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