A South Carolina couple have made national news by being the first parents to put their child up for adoption due to their sexuality.
Parents Put 16 Year Old Daughter Up For Adoption After Learning She is Gay

Mrs. Chadwell ponders her hard choice with her gay daughter.

Mrs. Chadwell ponders her hard choice with her gay daughter.

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Usually parents give up their children because they can’t raise them due to finances or because they are young and don’t have the mental ability to bring up a child. Kids are also usually given up for adoption at a young age, but April Chadwell is barely 16 years old and has been listed as legally adoptable by the state of South Carolina. Mrs. Chadwell released a statement saying “It was a tough choice to give up our daughter to the state, but we don’t know how to handle someone who decides to live a lifestyle that we do not agree with”. The Chadwells said they had help from their local church, who prayed for weeks seeking guidance for the couple and came to the conclusion that it would be best to let the child go in hopes of being adopted by a gay friendly family.

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