LGBTQ Adoption

LGBTQ Adoption2019-01-08T12:25:23-05:00

LGBTQ Adoption

Adoptions From The Heart has a proud history of working with LGBT families and singles. Adoptions From The Heart is fully committed to equality in adoption and have been working with lgbtq families since 1990. In 2009 we received our first seal of recognition from the HRC as a leader in serving LGBTQ families.

The HRC was founded in 1980 with a goal of supporting congressional candidates who align themselves with fairness and equality regarding the LGBTQ community. Over the last 30 years, HRC has established itself as a powerful force in the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights to obtain equality across the U.S. in all matters – particularly adoption.

At Adoptions From The Heart we welcome:

  • Gay parents interested in adoption
  • Lesbian parents interested in adoption
  • Bisexual individuals and couples interested in adoption
  • Transgender individuals and couples interested in adoption
  • Single parent families (both men and women)

Frequently Asked Questions on LGBTQ Adoption

Is the legal process different for LGBTQ adoption in the various states where AFTH is licensed?

The laws vary state to state but now that the supreme court ruled in favor of marriage equality it is a little easier for lgbtq couples to adopt. However, while it is unconstitutional for married same-sex couples to be denied the right to adopt by a state agency, unfortunately, there are several states which have passed laws against gay adoption based on religious freedom. These laws are faith-based, meaning that private adoption professionals can refuse to serve LGBTQ couples — even those who are married — that wish to adopt through them if it conflicts with their religious beliefs.

Adoptions From The Heart welcomes lgbtq families and would be happy to assist with your adoption as long as you meet our eligibility requirements for adoption.

Will I have to wait longer than other prospective parents that want to adopt?

At Adoptions From The Heart the pregnant women and sometimes the biological father select the family for their child and many are open to viewing profiles for lgbtq families. We have not seen a significant difference in wait time for LGBTQ couples, however, single parent families whether gay or heterosexual seem to have the longest wait time. It really depends on how open you are to different background situations such as drugs, alcohol, number of visits you are open to, mental health issues etc.

In the event that the pregnant woman chooses to not participate in the selection process, our agency will pick the family based on a number of factors that include the length of time potential adoptive parents have been waiting and whether or not they are open to the medical background of the biological parents.

Have other LGBTQ families had successful adoptions?

Yes!  We have been serving the LGBTQ community since 1990 and have helped bring together many families. We have numerous success stories from families and individuals.