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Working With LGBT Families in Adoption

Are you a professional who works with families that may be LGBT?

Here is bulletin to help you be a supportive professional to your families as they embark on the adoption process. Also, learn what laws and policies affect LGBT families and the challenges they face. 

Here's what you'll find inside: 

  • Getting to know the LGBT community
  • Language and terminology
  • Advantages of including LGBT adoptive families
  • Tips for effective recruitment/retention
  • Challenges faced by LGBT adoptive parents
  • Challenges in working with LGBT families
  • Tips for representing LGBT families as potential adoptive parents
  • The “T” (transgender) in LGBT
  • The basics of creating a welcoming agency
  • Resources
Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2011). Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families in adoption. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau

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