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Improving Conditions for LGBT Families

United States, Map, same-sex couplesPost submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Across the United States, 650,000 same-sex couples are raising 250,000 children – and we know that there are many, many more loving couples anxious to open their hearts and homes to children in need. In 2012, HRC’s All Children-All Families initiative continued its important work of making it possible for more LGBT people to create loving and permanent families for children in need, as well as ensuring adoption agencies are trained in LGBT cultural competency.

Earlier this year, All Children-All Families partnered with RaiseAChild.US, a nonprofit with the mission to promote and encourage the LGBT community to build families of their own through fostering and adoption. The partnership is raising awareness about LGBT families through recruitment events and media campaigns in major cities across the country. 

HRC also celebrated National Adoption Month this past November by sharing stories from LGBT adoptive families, LGBTQ youth and child welfare agencies, HRC events, and even got your help reaching agencies in your area.

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