LGBT Adoption & Adoption Choices of Kansas
Adoption Choices of Kansas is proud to support LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) couples and individuals with their adoption stories. Although it has not been that long since LGBT couples have been recognized, we strive to support them in finding a baby to adopt.
As a birth mother, when you first think of adoption, LGBT couples may be one of the first to come to mind. There are many reasons why birth mothers choose LGBT couples to adopt their baby. One of the most common ones is that they know that they cannot conceive a baby naturally Today, we want to share with you some stories of LGBT couples who are currently seeking to adopt, along with some statistics of the LGBT community in Kansas.
LGBT Adoption Statistics
To begin, we want to stress that growing up in a homosexual household cannot “turn your child gay.” This is an unfortunate and gross misconception about LGBT adoption and about the community in general. Interestingly enough, many LGBT members originate from heterosexual households. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples and individuals are just as capable of loving and raising your child to be a healthy, independent adult as straight adoptive parents. Sexual orientation has nothing to do with whether or not they will be a good parent or not. Rather, good parenting encompasses a couple’s or individual’s ability to love, nurture and raise a child. What’s more, a child is far more influenced by their parents’ relationship and how they treat one other rather than who they are attracted to.
LGBT Adoption in Kansas
The state of Kansas permits both single and coupled LGBT members to adopt. In addition, Kansas is a second-parent adoption state, which means that if your baby is placed with a married or unmarried couple, both adoptive parents will be able to acquire parental rights and have their names on the baby’s birth certificate. This is important to know as a birth mother considering LGBT adoptive parents for your child, for each state may vary on this.
According to a recent study, there are over 72,000 LGBT couples and individuals residing in Kansas who are ready and excited to grow their family through adoption. Approximately 4.3% of all LGBT adults in the US are said to be raising adopted children. One-third of these prospective adoptive parents, unfortunately, face discrimination and have been subject to rejection based on religious beliefs; but, at Adoption Choices of Kansas, we are a gay-friendly adoption service. We will not turn away any loving family or judge any birth mother who wants to place her child with an LGBT family.
Why Consider LGBT Adoption with Adoption Choices of Kansas?
Our agency is focused on supporting birth mothers in all aspects of their adoption journey. If you are considering an LGBT adoptive couple or individual to raise your child, we are here for you every step of the way. Even if you haven’t ever thought of placing with LGBT adoptive parents, we are happy to provide you with as much information as possible. It is never too early to research potential adoptive parents for your child.
Regardless of how someone identifies, any couple or individual can still raise your child, just like you’ve always hoped. LGBT adoptive parents remain a great family model to consider as they want to love your child and give him or her the best life possible. Also, because LGBT adoptive parents cannot conceive naturally, they are dedicated and passionate about caring for your baby.
For more information on waiting families, please view the links below. Caseworkers are standing by to help you, and if you are considering an LGBT couple to adopt your baby, we can help! Please do not hesitate to contact us at Adoption Choices of Kansas! LGBT families are loving, and we can guarantee that any LGBT couple will love, and take care of your baby, just as you hope they would.
Meet the Author: Jason Legasse is a rising senior English major studying at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. He hails from the Albany, New York area, but has plans to relocate to sunny Venice, Florida with his mom come Fall. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Jason plans to study General Special Education at Meredith College, where he will earn a Master’s degree and use that to teach middle school Special Education.
Jason is a self-proclaimed introvert with Asperger’s who really enjoys writing. He has a huge passion for helping others, specifically those with disabilities. He is very excited to be working with Adoption Choices over the summer, and looks forward to learning more about the adoption process!