Category Archives: LGBT Adoption

Trans Couple Considers Adoption

As equal rights are expanded and outdated stigmas fall away, more LGBTQ families have begun to seriously consider fulfilling their dreams of raising children. One such couple is Clair and Jim. When they decided to look further into their options, they contacted Independent Adoption Center. They met with IAC Executive Director Ann Wrixon and, along […]

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IAC Family Adopts Despite Obstacles

Any waiting adoptive family knows that with adoption, you never know how or when that moment of adopting will come, you can only prepare for the time that moment arrives. For Jason Holling & Justin Karas, this couldn’t be more true. After starting their adoption journey in 2013 they were contacted by a birthmother who […]

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Managing The “Mom Factor” As Same-Sex Parents

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by one of IAC’s waiting adoptive couples, Lance Klug & Juan Beltran, on being two dads and fulfilling the “mom role” as parents. “Which one of you is the mom?” It hasn’t happened yet, but judging from all of the literature I’ve read in the first year […]

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LÍLLÉbaby and The Guncles Partner to Create A Baby Carrier That Celebrates Adoption

LÍLLÉbaby and The Guncles have partnered to create a baby carrier that celebrates adoption! September 29th was the official release date of a beautiful new collection of a limited edition baby and doll carrier. The carriers were inspired and designed by the Independent Adoption Center’s adoptive family, Scout Masterson and Bill Horn, in collaboration with […]

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Project Nursery

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by one of IAC’s waiting adoptive couples, Chris Hargrove and Troy Turnipseed. As we continue to put ourselves, our life and our journey into the universe for a birthmother to connect with us through open adoption, we are taking advantage of the “wait time” and directing our […]

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Texas Changes Course on LGBT Adoptions

In Texas, the Department of State Health Services has revised its policy to recognize same-sex adoptions. As of August 12th, LGBT couples can now receive amended birth certificates for their children with both parents names listed. This reversal in policy comes after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was ordered to appear before a judge at […]

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Today Marriage Equality, Tomorrow Adoption Equality!

In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court cleared the way for LGBTQ marriage equality across the United States! In their 5-4 decision, the Justices declared that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional because they violate the 14th Amendment which provides equal protection under the law. President Obama quickly delivered a speech from the Rose Garden, in […]

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What Annie Has Taught Us About Adoption

Editor’s Note: The following is a post by IAC’s hopeful adoptive parent, Joseph Greaves, and how listening to Annie gave him insight into what open adoption means to him. Last weekend, I decided to roll up my sleeves and do some weeding in the backyard. My husband Benjamin was out performing in a show, The […]

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Out in Open Adoption

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from a story written by Davidson Lloyd, an adoptive parent and one of the first gay couples to adopt through the Independent Adoption Center. “Oh, you’re a gay couple,” a cynic said, “you’ll wait a long time to adopt a child.” Many times in the journey of our […]

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The Gift of Two

Editor’s Note: In this post, adoptive parents Maura Montellano & Kat Wetherbee, talk about how they adopted twice from the same birthmother, and the bond they all share. June 22, 2010, and July 25, 2013, will always be milestones for my wife, Katherine, and I. They are the dates when we learned we’d be mothers. […]

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