Adoption by Gays and Lesbians

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Expanding Resources for Children III: Research-Based Best Practices in Adoption by Gays and Lesbians

This national survey of gay/lesbian adoptive parents provides important new information about and insights into the perceptions, experiences and needs of non-heterosexual adoptive parents.

Author: David Brodzinsky

Published: October 2011

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Expanding Resources for Waiting Children II: Eliminating Legal & Practice Barriers to Gay & Lesbian Adoption from Foster Care

This report offers recommendations to increase the pool of prospective adoptive parents for children in foster care by changing state laws and agency practices so they become more welcoming of gay and lesbian applicants.

Author: Jeanne Howard and Madelyn Freundlich

Published: September 2008

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Expanding Resources for Children: Is Adoption By Gays and Lesbians Part of the Answer for Boys and Girls Who Need Homes?

This report examines relevant issues, laws and practices relating to gay and lesbian adoption and parenting, and review of the available studies spanning the last several decades, finding no child-centered reason to prevent gays and lesbians from becoming adoptive parents, and recommending that gay and lesbian parents be utilized more extensively to provide permanent, loving homes for children living in state care.

Author: Jeanne Howard

Published: March 2006

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Adoption by Lesbians and Gays: A National Survey of Adoption Agency Policies, Practices, and Attitudes

This report presents the findings of a national survey of adoption agencies, including that approximately 60 percent of agencies accept applications from lesbian and gay couples, and that nearly 40 percent have placed children with such adoptive parents. On a broad level, the study also how the willingness of agencies to accept gays and lesbians as parents means a growing number of children who need homes are moving into permanent families.

Author: David Brodzinsky

Published: October 2003