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My Day in Court: Testifying in Mississippi Regarding My Mothers' Adoption Lawsuit

Hudson Garner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Hudson Garner

My parents took a huge step not only for themselves, but also for many other gay couples all around the world. They made history and I couldn't be more proud of them.

Supreme Court Review Sought in Same-Sex Adoption Case

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 11.22.2015 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

While adoption traditionally requires the termination of a biological parent's legal rights in order to vest them in an adoptive parent, some states p...

End the Witch Hunt: In Defense of Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez

Mirah Riben | Posted 11.14.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez is facing loss of tenure and his teaching position at the State University of California because of trumped up charges based on lies and reverse discrimination.

Parental Equality, NOT "Adoption Equality"

Mirah Riben | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Children need and deserve for both parents raising them to have full parental rights. Children need this regardless of their parents' sexual orientation. Thus, same sex couples are fighting for what they are calling "adoption equality."

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.

We Need a National Adoption Month Unscripted

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

The reality is that adoption is a lifelong experience and finding a "forever family" is only the first step to meeting the needs of adoptive children.

The Perversion of American Birth Certificates

Mirah Riben | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

A birth certificate is issued to legally register every birth. It is a vital record documenting the facts of a birth. It memorializes the arrival of each and every human being - setting the date, time, and location of that auspicious and unique event.

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 d...

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...

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...

Lesbian Couple Learns Sign Language For Their Daughter In Incredibly Sweet Ad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents

In this heartwarming parenting ad from Wells Fargo, a lesbian couple prepares for motherhood together in the sweetest way. The commercial shows two...

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 ...

Here's How This Queer Couple Discovered 'The Power Of Family'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series introduces you to an amazing couple dedi...

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...

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...