There is a lot of information available online that is specific to adoption for LGBTQ families, but unfortunately it can be difficult to synthesize and is frequently outdated or incomplete. That’s why in addition to the information contained in these pages, we’ve compiled a list of trusted resources that can provide information and support for building your family through adoption.
Child Welfare Information Gateway (factsheets and FAQs for LGBTQ prospective foster and adoptive parents)
Movement Advancement Project (resource for state adoption and foster laws)
National Foster Care and Adoption Directory Search (U.S. government-maintained directory of each state’s licensed agencies – non-LGBTQ specific)
The Family Equality Council maintains a list of local LGBTQ centers and family groups
Questions to ask yourself before starting the adoption process
Gay Parent Magazine adoption and foster care resources
AdoptUSKids provides free assistance to LGBTQ families seeking to adopt children from foster care