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Q: How do I find a welcoming agency?
Q: What States allow LGBT individuals or same-sex couples to foster or adopt?
Q: Should I disclose my sexual orientation or transgender status? If so, when?
Q: What should I expect from the home study or family assessment?
Q: What do I do if I think an agencyis discriminating or being unfair?
Q: How do I find support during the waiting process?
Q: What do experienced LGBT parents have to offer as advice?
Acknowledgment(s): These FAQs were developed by Child Welfare Information Gateway, in partnership with Ellen Kahn, Director of the Human Rights Campaign Family Project. This document is made possible by the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2010). Frequently asked questions from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) prospective foster and adoptive parents. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.
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