LGBT prospective parents may face extra hurdles because of a state’s adoption law, an agency’s philosophy, or the attitude of an individual social worker.
As many as six million American children and adults have an LGBTQ parent, and many of these families have been formed by adoption. Over 65,000 adopted children and 14,000 foster children live with LGBTQ parents. Check out these stats: Approximately 4% of all adopted children in the US are being raised by LGBTQ parents.
Adoption by Family Type: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Families 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.
Stephen and Joe Milano successfully adopted their children Alex and Ruben, in Texas. They were among the first adoption cases in a Dallas-based agency where the birth parent requested a gay adoptive parent for her child. One of these families includes Steven Lofton, Roger Croteau, and .