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Gay Adoption

Families Like Ours
Organization provides adoptive and pre-adoptive gay, lesbian and other non-traditional families a centralized resource for adoption information and support. Site includes articles, breaking news, message boards, chat rooms and more.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation
An extensive resource of news and information about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families, including detailed legal information and state-by-state summary and analysis of adoption laws.

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
An international organization which works to support sons and daughters of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents. The site includes book lists for both children and parents.

Family Pride Coalition
A national organization working to advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parents through advocacy and support, the Coalition’s site includes information on parenting groups and how to start one, issues and news, articles and links.


The National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
This U.S. government-sponsored site provides information and national statistics on all aspects of adoption for professionals, policy makers and the general public.

National Center for Resource Family Support
A source of information, technical assistance, written materials and state-by-state referrals for families who care for children through adoption, foster and kinship care.

National Adoption Center
This organization works to expand adoption opportunities for children throughout the United States, particularly for children with special needs and those from minority cultures.

Adoptions From the Heart
Agency that promotes openness in adoption — both domestic open adoption and international adoption programs — and works to protect the interests of the child, the adoptive parents and the birth parents.

Pact, An Adoption Alliance
Organization serves children of color in need of adoption or growing up in adoptive families. Philosophy stresses a “commitment to recognize, respect and address the dual heritages that are the child’s birthright.” Site includes resources on transracial adoption.

National Foster Parent Association
An organization that works to support foster parents, improve the foster care system, and provide information about foster care.

Related Topics

Let Him Stay
Site profiles the families and issues involved in the ongoing legal battle over Florida’s law that bars gay parents from adopting children.

Our House
This companion site for a documentary about the children of gay and lesbian parents includes relevant resources and an overview of gay parenting.

Outside Looking In
Site for documentary that profiles three American families shaped by transracial adoption.

Assault on Gay America
A Frontline report that chronicles the ongoing and fierce debate over homosexuality in America.


“Working with Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents”
Written for social workers and adoption advocates, this article outlines the legal, societal and agency challenges inherent in gay adoption and includes links to support groups, a comprehensive booklist and more.

American Psychological Association’s Report on Lesbian and Gay Parenting
A summary of research findings on lesbian and gay parents, this article examines widespread beliefs in the light of empirical data.

“Adoption by Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Parents: An Overview of Current Law”
Outlines the legal landscape of adoption.

“Understanding Race and Adoption”
An overview of major issues and developmental stages relevant to transracial adoption.


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