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‘Coming out of the Closet’ with Domestic Infant Adoption

Ann Wrixon, the Executive Director of the Independent Adoption Center reports on Gay and Lesbian adoption in the United States today. David Perry of Comcast’s “Ten Percent”* questions Wrixon on state legislation surrounding LGBT adoption and what role the IAC is playing to advocate for same-sex couples who want to adopt. Having placed about 1000 [...]

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LGBT Adoption Legal in Florida

On Oct. 12, 2010, Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced they would not appeal the court ruling that the prohibition on LGBT family adoption is unconstitutional. Sexual orientation will no longer be a factor in Florida adoptions. All of the Florida’s adoption-related forms now exclude any reference to sexual orientation. This law prevented [...]

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Florida Appeals Court Confirms Ban on Gay and Lesbian Adoption Unconstitutional

Today a Florida Appeals Court upheld a lower court’s decision that banning Gay and Lesbians from adopting was unconstitutional stating, “there is no rational basis for the statute.” The decision is likely to be appealed to Florida’s Supreme Court. The court noted considerable research showing that Gay men and Lesbians are as fit parents as [...]

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