Over 129,000 foster children in the U.S. are hoping to be adopted. However, some people who want to be parents are currently being kept from fulfilling their dream of adopting a child, solely because of their marital status. Many of these individuals would be great parents, they just need to be given that chance.
Each potential parent should be screened carefully, just like any other. Only the best interests of each child should determine who is right for them.
The recently proposed Every Child Deserves a Family Act would require states and agencies to treat all children and families equally.
For more information, read a personal story by AtMP member, Freddie O’Connell. Read a press release and full text of the bill. Visit our main adoption page.