Explore: Adoption

Every day, more and more LGBTQ people are adopting children who need a good and loving home.

  • 8 Questions to Ask

    Considering adoption? Here are eight questions you should ask yourself before beginning the process.
  • Second Parent Adoption

    A second-parent adoption allows a second parent to adopt a child without the "first parent" losing any parental rights.
  • LGBTQ-Friendly Agencies

    These agencies participate in HRC's All Children - All Families project and are committed to welcoming LGBTQ families.
  • All Children-All Families

    The All Children–All Families project promotes LGBTQ cultural competency among child welfare agencies through innovative resources.
  • LGBTQ Youth in the Foster Care System

    Too many LGBTQ youth come out to family members only to face rejection, hatred, and violence or are forced out of their homes.
  • Adoption Options Overview

    HRC discusses the unique experiences of LGBTQ adoptive parents as well as the options for adopting a child.

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Latest Videos

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  • Monique Ross at the 2016 Time To THRIVE Conference

    February 13, 2016
  • HRC’s All Children–All Families Presents at Time To THRIVE

    February 13, 2016
  • HRC Leads Call in Fight for Federal Equality for LGBT Americans on Capitol Hill

    July 23, 2015
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