A national organization of family doctors will vote next week on whether to endorse adoption by homosexuals, a possibility that has some family groups in an uproar.
The American Academy of Family Physicians will consider two resolutions approving same-sex adoption and domestic-partner benefits at its Oct. 14-16 meeting at the San Diego Convention Center. The 93,500-member group, which is based in Leawood, Kan., has at this point taken no position on either issue.
Both resolutions are sponsored by the AAFP's New York chapter. There is a third resolution urging acceptance of a "gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered" delegate on the AAFP's constituency committee.
A spokeswoman for the AAFP said these resolutions are among 43 resolutions that will be considered at the three-day meeting. There has already been some adverse reaction from physicians on the homosexual-adoption resolution, she said.