Children Are the Winnners When We Replace Stigma With Best Practices for Gay and Lesbian Parents

The following blog is by Adam Pertman, Executive Director of
the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and Author of “Adoption
Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families
– and America”

News flash: Today, in every state in America, gay fathers and
lesbian mothers are raising children. For a range of reasons, not
everyone in our country likes or wants to accept this reality, but
it is a reality nevertheless. And it is also true that adoption –
primarily of “waiting” children and youth from foster care –
is one of the reasons for this growing phenomenon. As National
Adoption Awareness Month (also known to many as “November”)
comes to a close, I’m happy to report that research and
experience show that non-heterosexual parents bring up their
children as thoughtfully, competently and with as positive results
as their straight counterparts.
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