Adoption by Lesbians and Gays: A National Survey of Adoption Agency Policies, Practices, and Attitudes

This report presents the findings of a national survey of adoption agencies, including that approximately 60 percent of agencies accept applications from lesbian and gay couples, and that nearly 40 percent have placed children with such adoptive parents. On a broad level, the study also how the willingness of agencies to accept gays and lesbians as parents means a growing number of children who need homes are moving into permanent families.

Author: David Brodzinsky

Published: October 2003