As a gay and lesbian adoption friendly agency, LifeLong Adoptions believes in LGBT adoption, and specializes in assisting LGBT couples and individuals. Our philosophy is based on one-on-one guidance, providing adoptive parents with an adoption specialist to guide you through the process.
LGBT Adoption Statistics. Of the 594,000 same-sex couple households in the United States, 115,000 have children. Some people say that children need both a mother and a father to raise them, but there are many others who believe that gender does not matter when parenting.
Public adoption — finding legally permanent homes for children in state custody — uses different processes than private or international adoption. In Massachusetts, same-sex couples are a Author: Jill Terreri Ramos.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Massachusetts have the same rights and responsibilities as heterosexuals. The U.S. state of Massachusetts is one of the most LGBT-friendly states in the country. In 2004, it became the first U.S. state to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the decision in Goodridge v.Recognition of relationships: Same-sex marriage .