Can LGBTQ Families Adopt?

In most states LGBTQ families can adopt. There are some states where it is illegal, such as Mississippi and Utah. However, in most states, the laws do not discriminate between heterosexual adoption and gay adoption.

The Human Rights Campaign has the most up to date information about the legal status of LGBTQ adoption by state (see: http://www.hrc.org). Families working with the Independent Adoption Center will be kept up to date on how the law evolves in their state and the state their birthmother resides in.

You can learn more about LGBTQ adoption here.