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

Meet the folks on HRC's Parents for Transgender Equality National Council

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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…

LGBTQ+ Youth, Parenting

A Parent’s Quick Guide for In-School Transitions

HRC Foundation’s Parents for Transgender Equality National Council Members Debi Jackson, Mimi Lemay, Kim Lesher, and Lizette Trujillo along with Welcoming Schools Facilitator Michele Hatchell and Youth Well-Being Coordinator Pallavi…

Parenting

About Foster Parenting

LGBTQ youth are over-represented among the population of young people in foster care. Every day foster care agencies across the country search for safe and affirming homes for LGBTQ youth.…

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…

Parenting

Change-Makers in Child Welfare 2020

This 2020 report highlights 100 child welfare agencies across the country that partnered with the HRC Foundation’s All Children - All Families project to improve the services to the LGBTQ…

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.

Parenting

Is Foster Parenting for You?

Every night in America, over half a million children go to bed in foster care. They have been removed from homes broken by death, divorce, drugs, alcohol, physical or sexual…