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Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in this country and their six million children.


We are creating a world where all loving families are recognized, respected, protected, and celebrated.


Finding Children Forever Homes: LGBT Foster and Adoptive Families

This report highlights how archaic and discriminatory laws are making it harder to find adoptive families for 107,000 children in foster care who are awaiting adoption. We co-authored the report with the Movement Advancement Project and the Center for American Progress in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Human Rights Campaign.

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An Ally's Guide to Talking About Adoption by LGBT Parents

This report provides conversation tools to help build and strengthen support for second-parent adoption and joint adoption by lesbian and gay parents. The Ally's Guide was produced in collaboration with the ACLU, Movement Advancement Project, HRC and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner.

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Our panel of experts will provide you with crucial knowledge at a time when you need it most. All you have to do is ask. The range of topics our experts cover:

- LGBT Parenting
- Legal Protections
- Financial Planning
- Forming A Family
- Safe Schools
- Outreach & Program Design

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