All Children – All Families Annual Report 2021

All Children – All Families, a program of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, promotes LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and affirming practices among child welfare agencies. Agencies that lead the field with…

Adoption

Adoption, Foster Care Agencies & State Law

State parenting laws on adoption and foster care have a large affect on the experiences of LGBTQ clients. Before looking at specific policies and practices, adoption and foster care organizations…

Adoption, Parenting

How Much Does Adoption Cost?

According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, adoptions can cost anywhere from $0 to over $40,000 depending on the type of adoption pursued.

Adoption, Parenting

Open Adoption

Open adoptions can be facilitated by an adoption agency or an adoption attorney. (An adoption completed by an attorney is also referred to as independent open adoption.) Open adoption offers…

Adoption

Adoption Financial Assistance

Adoption costs range anywhere from $0 to over $40,000 depending on the type of adoption pursued. Individuals and couples considering adoption should research opportunities to defray adoption costs through tax…

Adoption, Parenting

Second Parent Adoption

For same-sex couples, it is often the case that there is only one legal parent even though two people may equally parent the child and think of themselves as co-parents.