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What This Single Gay Dad With 5 Kids With Special Needs Can Teach Us All

RaiseAChild.US | Corinne Lightweaver | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” series features the perspective of a single gay dad with five chi...

State's Ban On Gay Adoption, Foster Parenting Faces Huge Challenge

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | Gay Voices

By Brendan O'Brien Aug 27 (Reuters) - Gay and lesbian couples in Nebraska should be allowed to serve as foster or adoptive parents to ...

Why Gay Foster Kids Are Facing An Uphill Battle

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 06.23.2013 | Gay Voices

MIAMI -- Sixto Cancel says his ultra-religious foster family frequently talked about their disdain for his homosexuality at the dinner table, trashed ...

Open Hearts: LGBT Family Bringing Down Adoption Barriers

Kate Perino | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Perino

Martin Gill strongly believes that ECDF will be a solution for many foster kids who lack stability and permanence. Recently, he and his partner hosted a gift give-away for local teens in foster care who are living in group homes--many of whom have little chance of finding adoptive families. Martin said,

Lila Shapiro

'If A Kid Doesn't Have A Family, It's Very Sad:' Lawmakers, Families, Push Gay Adoption Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- Philip McAdoo and his partner Sean Cavenaugh talked about starting a family on their very first date, at a barbecue joint in New York Ci...

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Adoption Bill Set To Be Reintroduced With Bipartisan Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill legalizing adoption and foster parenting by same-sex couples is set to be reintroduced on Tuesday, with supporters hopeful that m...

Gay Voices' Family Friday: How One Gay Couple Created Their Beautifully Unique Family

Posted 03.08.2013 | Gay Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...

10 Things We Learned From A Gay Foster Parent's Reddit AMA

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 11.15.2012 | Gay Voices

As families shift away from the traditional nuclear archetype toward other models -- once thought to be unconventional, but which are now slowly becom...

Catholic Charities To Appeal Judge's Gay Adoption Decision

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

An attorney representing Catholic Charities in four Illinois church dioceses said Monday that he will appeal a judge's ruling against his client in a ...

Is Illinois 'At War' With Catholics? Some Church Leaders Think So

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

After an Illinois judge ruled last week that the state Department of Children and Family Services can legally sever their long-standing foster care an...

Anti-Gay Adoption Bill Struck Down In Illinois Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By Yasmin Nair, courtesy of the Windy City Times SB 1993 was recently struck down in the Illinois Senate Human Services Committee. The bill would ha...