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Gay Adoption Rights

Top Concerns for Gay Men Considering International Surrogacy

Eric Rosswood | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Rosswood

While it's important to seek the advice of agencies, lawyers, and professionals, it's also important to hear real stories from other people who already went through the experience.

6 Things I Learned About Open Adoption From a Same Sex Couple

Meredith Masony | Posted 04.25.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

No matter how you become a parent, it is a long and often tiresome journey. Anyone who would subject themselves to the rigorous demands of the adoption process really wants to be a parent.

Supreme Court Sides With Lesbian Mom Denied Adoption Rights In Alabama

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled for a lesbian mother who was denied adoption rights by the state of Alabama after she moved to the state from Georgi...

Moore, Gays and Alabama

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.27.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Roy Moore is back in the news, accompanied by all but one of his colleagues on the Alabama Supreme Court and by Judge Marvin Wiggins, a Circuit Court Judge in rural Alabama. It all comes about because of their approach to the law.

Impeding LGBT Parents Does Not Help Children Who Need Families

Adam Pertman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Adam Pertman

All a state is doing when it imposes restrictions is shrinking its pool of prospective parents and, as a result, decreasing the odds that children in its custody will ever live in permanent, loving and successful families.

Despite Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Gay Adoption Rights Uncertain In Some States

Pew's Stateline | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

The Beautiful Story Of How One Lost Boy Found Two Moms

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Here is an inspiring Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment from contributing writer Eric Criswe...

Two Gay Fathers Open Up About How They Created Their Destined-To-Be Family

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As they say, everything’s bigger in Texas! In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment...

This Is The Incredible Story Of A Trans Woman And Her Wife Adopting A Trans Teen

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

If there was ever a couple who truly Let Love Define Family, it's Lauryn and Kerry Farris of San Antonio, Texas. Married as a cisgender straight coupl...

A Look At The Beautiful Unexpected Journey These Two Gay Men Took To Fatherhood

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, contributing writer Eric Criswell celeb...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan Governor Signs Controversial Religious Freedom Adoption Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed a law Thursday that will allow faith-based adoption agencies to cite religious beliefs as reason to not serve pot...

The True Story Of How This Gay Couple Created Their Beautiful Family

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today, we introduce Eric, Jason and their son Justin in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series...

This Lesbian Couple Shares Joys And Struggles Of Creating Their Beautiful Forever Family

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

To celebrate National Foster Care Month, this installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series cont...

Here's The Beautiful Story Of Two Gay Men Changing Their Lives To Welcome Kids Into Their Family

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, meet two men who are willing to change thei...

This Gay Man Refused To Take 'No' For An Answer And Finally Found His Own Beautiful Family

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series demonstrates that sometimes “no” is ...

These Two Dads Lived Through A 'Movie Of The Week Plot' To Finally Form Their Beautiful Family

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

From inexperienced father to scout leader, today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” seri...

Here Is The Beautiful Story Of One Lesbian's Journey From The Pentecostal Church To Motherhood

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series tells the true story of one woman’s jo...

The Incredible Story Of What May Have Been The First Gay Man To Adopt A Child In California

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today’s “Let Love Define Family™” series installment about a pioneering gay foster-adoptive parent is written by RaiseAChild.US contributing w...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan May Allow Adoption Agencies To Refuse Service To Gay Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Legislation that would allow Michigan adoption agencies to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons -- while still receiving public fu...

Thinking About Becoming A Gay Dad? Here Are Some Invaluable Resources

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series explores a few of the burgeoning resourc...

What Happens When A Career-Driven Gay Couple Decides To Start A Family?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today’s story in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series explores the challenges one career-oriented LG...

These Two Gay Moms Share The Beautiful Story Of How They Came To Celebrate Chinese New Year

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features a couple who finds joy and meaning in ...

Why Father's Day Is Extra Significant For These Two Dads

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features a military couple’s journey to paren...

This Gay Couple Adopted Their Gay Son After Reading Tragic News Stories About LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, Patrick Roth and Wade Holmes share how read...

This Gay Texan Couple Shares The Story Of How Their Beautiful Family Formed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

From rationing sugary snacks to lying on the floor with the kids playing with Legos, the couple featured in today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices Raise...