Frequently Asked Questions From LGBTQ+ Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents

Date: June 2021

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. 

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