About the bill
The Every Child Deserves a Family Act focuses attention on the best interests of children in the foster care system. By eliminating state laws, policies, practices and procedures that exclude potential adoptive and foster parents because of their marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, this bill will dramatically increase access to permanent, loving homes for foster care children.
One in four children in this country is being raised by a single parent. Six million Americans have a parent who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We all recognize there is no single type of family in America anymore.
We are proud to be part of a diverse coalition of partner organizations working to pass the Every Child Deserves A Family Act.
During February and March of 2012, our coalition told the United States Senate that Every Child Deserves a Family.