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LGBT & Adoption

Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families in Adoption

The Child Welfare Information Gateway recently released a bulletin designed to help child welfare and adoption professionals expand their cultural competence and build their skills for working effectively and fairly with LGBT families as prospective adoptive parents. It examines issues, laws, and policies on LGBT families in adoption. This tool includes information on: Language and terminology; advantages to including LGBT adoptive families; tips for effective recruitment; challenges in working with LGBT families; and other tips and resources. To access this tool visit: http://www.childwelfare.gov/catalog/