The Ohio LGBTQ Family Law Guide resource provides LGBTQ-headed families and LGBTQ adults considering forming families with detailed and accessible explanations of the current status
Family Equality Opposes HHS’ Erasure of Data on LGBTQ Foster Youth and Parents
Family Equality—along with Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Center for Adoption and Permanency, and the Center for American Progress—Submits Detailed Comment Letter
Adoption Options For The LGBTQ+ Community Handbook
This informative handbook provides an overview of adoption options for LGBTQ+ individuals. It includes: Legal information all LGBTQ+ individuals should know when deciding to adopt
LGBTQ Pastor Urges Members of Congress to Pass the Every Child Deserves a Family Act
The following letter was submitted by Rev. Lee Zandstra for our New Jersey Lobby Day in December 2018, urging the New Jersey Congressional delegation to
Kids Pay the Price: Defeating Religious Exemption Programs in Child Welfare
At the recent Creating Change conference in Detroit, Family Equality, represented by Senior Policy Counsel, Shelbi Day, shared about how religious exemptions laws harm LGBTQ+
LGBTQ Family Building Survey
Executive Summary The LGBTQ Family Building Survey, providing new insight into how many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are interested in becoming
2019 LGBTQ Family Building Guide
Our 2019 LGBTQ Family Building Guide is designed to help hopeful parents learn more about all approaches to family building and reproductive health for the LGBTQ community. All articles are written by experts in their fields, and the Guide is available to download or read online.
Parenting Options for the LGBTQ+ Community Handbook
This informational handbook provides a comprehensive overview of family building options for LGBTQ+ individuals. It includes: Medical and legal information all LGBTQ+ individuals should know
States of Equality: Timothy in Tennessee
States of Equality: Tristan in Nevada
“When I would tell my foster mom about the type of bullying I was experiencing at school, she just told me to ‘suck it up’ and that I should expect this type of treatment because I am different,” Tristan said.
States of Equality: Dana & Christy in MI
The couple reached out to two child placing agencies in their area: Catholic Charities and Bethany Christian Services. The agencies did not subject them to any in-depth investigation of their relationship or character — the only thing they knew was that the pair was a same-sex couple. And they were turned away because same-sex couples do not meet these agencies’ religious eligibility standards.
States of Equality: Terry in Idaho
Scraggins’ story underscores the need for more comprehensive inclusivity training for foster care parents and child placing agencies. Growing up both LGBTQ and biracial in Idaho, where African Americans make up less than 1% of the state’s population, Scraggins constantly encountered people who did not know how to support his growth and development.