It’s in the best interest of every child to grow up in a loving environment with committed parents. The Human Rights Campaign believes that all qualified adults who have room in their hearts and homes to raise a family should be able to do so. HRC provides current resources that address the many potential paths to parenthood as well as tools for issues facing LGBTQ-headed families or LGBTQ youth.

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Parents for Transgender Equality National Council

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All Children – All Families Annual Report 2020

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

Parenting, LGBTQ Youth

Just As They Are

This resource will help parents recognize when and how conversion therapy is promoted, provides information about the dangers of the practice, and offers guidance to parents regarding practices that promote…

LGBTQ Youth, Parenting

2018 LGBTQ Youth Report

HRC Foundation and the University of Connecticut released the largest-of-its-kind survey ever of more than 12,000 LGBTQ teenagers across the nation, revealing in distressing detail the persistent challenges so many…

Parenting, Health & Aging

Talking to Doctors and Medical Providers

When it comes to navigating health care, parents of transgender and gender-expansive children often struggle to know when and how to talk about their child’s gender identity and expression.

Transgender, LGBTQ Youth, Parenting

Transgender Children & Youth: Understanding the Basics

It is important to make distinctions between instances where “kids are being kids” and when they’re asserting things about themselves that are critical to their identity and development -- as…

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…