I think that the figure of both a father and a mother is very important, especially the mother, I just don't like the idea of two male homossexuals adopting children sorry.
First of all, with a divorce rate well over 50%, at least here in the U.S., many kids are not being raised by a mother and a father.
Secondly, we are not in the 1950's anymore, and people are not that locked into gender roles wherein mom is the nurturer who stays home and cares for the kids, cooks, cleans, and does the laundry, while dad goes to work to support the family. A large percentage of moms work, and both parents take a role in raising the kids. So, why should it matter that two parents include both a man and a woman?
I would think it more important that two parents love each other, love their child(ren), try to set an example of how to be a good person, and are supportive of each other and their child(ren). There is nothing inherent about heterosexuals that make them possess those attributes, and there is nothing inherent about gays that makes them not possess those attributes.
I think you've got some idea in your head as to what gays are like, and that idea is all based on stereotypes that are not even true. A much greater percentage of my gay friends are in long-term, committed relationships as compared to my heterosexual friends.
Someone on this thread brought up examples of situations in which gays would make better parents, and you replied that "we're talking about 'normal people' here." Gays are as normal as heterosexuals when it comes the the attributes that would make someone a good parent; the only difference is whom they are attracted to and whom they fall in love with. Whatever someones sexual orientation is, there are some people who are fucked up and some who are responsible, decent people. Sexual orientation doesn't determine that.
Whether you want to accept the examples or not, there are heterosexuals who are horrible parents, and there are gays who are great parents. I have lesbian friends who take care of aids babies that were born to heterosexual drug-addicted mothers. I also know a gay male couple who have two children that were born to crack-heads. And you know what? None of the good heterosexuals that were looking to adopt wanted those babies. I am sure you will bring up again that that is "not normal," but it is reality. Not every heterosexual mom and dad are Ozzie and Harriet, and gay people do not match sterotypes any more than heterosexuals do.
That said, I can accept that it is your opinion that you don't think that gays should be able to adopt children. My problem is when people like you think that their opinions should form the basis of law. I personally don't like it that people who are too stupid to look at legitimate scientific research, but rather rely on their religion and/or their prejudices when forming opinions, are allowed to vote. But I don't attempt to have my opinion influence legislation.