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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay MenA New Dimension in Family Diversity$
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David M. Brodzinsky and Adam Pertman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195322606

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.001.0001

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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men

Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men

A National Survey of Adoption Agency Policies and Practices

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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men

David M. Brodzinsky

Oxford University Press

Although it is widely acknowledged by social casework professionals that lesbian and gay individuals have been adopting children for some time, relatively little is known about adoption agency policies and practices in this area, or about the extent to which such placements are being made. The debate about adoption by lesbians, gays, and same-sex couples, as well as the development of best-practice standards in this area, requires sound empirical data and a thorough understanding of the parameters influencing such placements. In an attempt to address these issues and to promote a more informed dialogue on this controversial topic, the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute conducted a systematic, nationwide analysis of how agencies handle interest by lesbians and gay men in adopting children, the extent to which agencies are making such placements, and agency staff attitudes regarding adoption by this group of individuals. This chapter provides an overview of the results of this research and the implications of these results for adoption practice.

Keywords:   lesbian and gay adoption, adoption practice, adoption agencies, adoption agency policy, Evan B. Donaldson, research

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