For the LGBT Community
The National Adoption Center has always welcomed members of the LGBT community. In fact, one of the first children for whom we helped create a family was placed with a lesbian in West Virginia. Since that time, the Center has continued to work with gay men and lesbians interested in adopting children from the foster care system.
With funding from the Wachovia Foundation, the Center has launched the first program in the Delaware Valley to encourage members of the LGBT community to consider adoption and to connect them with welcoming adoption agencies. The new National Adoption Center-LGBT Task Force will inform and implement the initiative.
The program has the following goals:
- Expand the pool of potential permanent families in the LGBT community
- Develop competent services for LGBT prospective families
The Center has implemented a public awareness/education campaign directed to and the LGBT community. The free booklet, A Guide to LGBT Adoption, addressing some of the concerns of this community is available.
For more information, or to receive the Center's booklet, contact Sheina Martinez, Adoption Coordinator, at 215-735-9988, Ext. 311 or email@example.com