I’m a member of a Facebook group focusing on parenting by gay, bisexual and trans men. Diversity is one of the group’s greatest strengths, and on any given day you’ll find posts from dads who adopted (domestically, internationally and through foster care), are parenting children from former heterosexual relationships, are co-parenting, or have built their family through surrogacy.
Same-sex couples build their families through adoption in a variety of ways – including private adoption, foster care and international adoption. Here’s a look at how some of these avenues have been affected by Obergefell.
Explained in our previous article, Part 1 | How Obergefell Changed Adoption for Same Sex Couples As We Know It, same-sex adoption is now available for married LGBT couples.
June’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell was a huge victory for our community and brought marriage rights to same-sex couples in all 50 states.