Many gay and lesbian families adopt children domestically as well as through intercountry adoption. In this section you will find information and resources regarding adoption by LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) families.
Adoption and Parenting
Provides information about adoption by LGBT and HIV-positive individuals and families and the organization's impact on related laws.
Adoption by Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Parents: An Overview of Current Law (PDF - 131 KB)
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Offers a description of the different types of adoption available to lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents and a brief overview of the current law.
Helping LGBTQ Families Navigate the Child Welfare System [Webinar]
Capacity Building Center for States (2016)
Provides an overview of the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) families involved with the child welfare system as either prospective foster and adoptive families or as families in need of services. This webinar also describes the unique needs of LGBTQ families and identifies useful strategies and resources to help child welfare agencies support them at the policy, program, and practice levels.
Human Rights Campaign
Discusses the various adoption options, resources, and publications that are available to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and couples interested in starting a family through adoption.