They have jumped through "extra hoops" to ensure the nonlegal parent has guardianship rights, rather than next of kin. Any family who wishes to be gender-specific in their adoption should contact us at ADOPTION and ask about the possibility of an exception waiver before taking any other steps toward adoption with our agency.
These are only some of the facts about same-sex adoption that may help you decide whether adoption is right for you and your family.
Preventing Adoption Disruptions More. Learn which famous Hollywood actors, sports stars, politicians and other icons have been touched by adoption. When the Boston Globe in looked into how Catholic Charities in Boston was dealing with the issue, they discovered that Catholic Charities had already facilitated 13 adoptions of children in foster care to same-sex couples.
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CBS News. Currently, there are no specific barriers preventing an LGBT individual from adopting children, except that a male individual cannot adopt a female child. What Would You Do? In a standout LGBT adoption fact, California alone had more than 16, adopted children living with gay and lesbian parents.
Therefore, LGBT couples wishing to form a family and adopt children will be legally protected and can't be limited by any governmental entity.
Research New Zealand. Clark, who is Corey's legal parent, recently retired and no longer has health insurance from her job as a high school teacher. Time and time again, gay adoption research has indicated that there are no detrimental effects to children who are raised by same-sex parents.
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