All Children - All Families: Client Non-Discrimination Statements
Implementing a client non-discrimination statement inclusive of the LGBT community is one of the first steps to welcoming and affirming LGBT prospective foster and adoptive parents. These statements usually include explicit mentioning of the LGBT community or the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression.”
To ensure transparency for both clients and staff, these policies should be written and recorded within agency’s operation manual or other relevant documentation and be publically available to clients on agency website/s, and/or brochures, and/or lobby areas.
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ROOTS Inc. [www.rootsadopt.org]
All of ROOTS services are provided to prospective parents regardless of race, age, sex, marital status, physical disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or income.
The Home for Little Wanderers [www.thehome.org]
The Home for Little Wanderers welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) couples and individuals, regardless of marital status, to be considered as foster and adoptive parents. We recognize and value the unique strengths that GLBT people bring to the process of parenting. We are aware that historically GLBT adults have not always felt welcome to adopt and foster youth; The Home seeks to eliminate systemic barriers while supporting GLBT people in the process of building families.
When it comes to choosing a social service agency, potential parents have many options and The Home for Little Wanderers is proud that our mission and commitment to improving sensitivity and expertise in working with GLBT families has led to many successful placements over the decades.