Adoption Institute backs LGBT
right to adoptions
March 24, 2006
NEW YORK (AP) -- As debate over the issue flares in several
states, a major adoption institute says in a new report that it
strongly supports the rights of gays and lesbians to adopt, and
urges that remaining obstacles be removed.
"Laws and policies that preclude adoption by gay or lesbian
parents disadvantage the tens of thousands of children mired in
the foster care system who need permanent, loving homes,"
the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute says in the report to
be issued Friday.
It advises agencies and officials to make firm statements in
support of such adoptions, forsaking a "don't ask, don't
tell" approach which prompts some gays to feel their chances
of adopting hinge on being discreet about their sexual orientation.
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