Foster care with gay and lesbian families

Many states are trying to make foster care with gay and lesbian families illegal.  Three state that have already made it illegal.   The funding to make foster care illegal is costing millions of dollars. If this funding goes through and is successful 9000 to 14,000 children in foster care will be displaced as well as unknown damage to their well being. more than one half  milllion children live in foster care and more than 2 million gay, lesbian and bi-sexual people are considering adoption or foster care. This is terrible that this kind of persecution is still going on.  For all those many people that are closed minded  and think that gay and lesbian couples should not be able to adopt or be foster parents here are some facts.

  • An estimated 65,500 adopted children are living with a lesbian or gay parent.
  • More than 16,000 adopted children are living with lesbian and gay parents in California, the highest number among the states.
  • Gay and lesbian parents are raising four percent of all adopted children in the United States.
  • Same-sex couples raising adopted children are older, more educated, and have more economic resources than other adoptive parents.
  • Adopted children with same-sex parents are younger and more likely to be foreign born.
  • An estimated 14,100 foster children are living with lesbian or gay parents.
  • Gay and lesbian parents are raising three percent of foster children in the United States.
  • A national ban on GLB foster care could cost from $87 to $130 million.
  • Costs to individual states could range from $100,000 to $27 million
  • april benincosa
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    ~ by abenincosa on December 13, 2009.

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