Frequently Asked Questions From LGBTQ+ Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents
Author(s): Information Gateway
Year Published: 2021
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The landscape of parenting options for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and other diverse identities and expressions, including Two-Spirit (LGBTQ+) individuals and couples has grown considerably in recent years, with an increasing number of LGBTQ+ parents choosing to build their families through fostering or adoption. Although many agencies, both public and private, are welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community, LGBTQ+ foster and adoptive parents continue to face challenges related to adoption. This factsheet is designed to answer some of the initial questions LGBTQ+ prospective foster or adoptive parents may have in hopes of helping them be better informed during the first stage of their journey.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2021). Frequently asked questions from LGBTQ+ prospective foster and adoptive parents. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.
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