LGBT Adoption Laws ***Each state has its own laws specific to LGBT adoption. Click on a state in the map or the list below to see what it permits and prohibits in terms of gay adoption laws.***.
Gay and lesbian adoption laws in some states that restrict married LGBT couples from adopting typically involve issues regarding the religious rights of adoption agencies. Supporters of these restrictions claim agencies should not be compelled to place children with families they find .
Gay Adoption State Laws Same-sex couples in all states can petition for joint adoption statewide. Couples may be required to be in a legally recognized relationship, such as a marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership. 5.
Aug 19, 2015 · Mississippi is the only state that has a law that specifically bars gay couples from adopting foster children, and Julia Bryan, spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Services, said the law will be followed unless the legislature makes any changes when it reconvenes in January. However, the ban is being challenged in the courts.