Parenting

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

The HRC National Parents for Transgender Equality Council is made up of a small but mighty, diverse segment of the thousands of parents out there who, every day, are modeling…

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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, Adoption

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.…

Adoption, Parenting

Adoption Financial Assistance

Last updated: June 2016
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…