LGBTQ+ Adoptions and Frequently Asked Questions

June 6, 2024

By Adoption Choices of Florida

LGBTQ+ Adoptions and Frequently Asked Questions

By Rose O’Connor  

When you are giving a child up for adoption, it can be overwhelming and emotional. You may be going through many thoughts all at once. Common thoughts may include questions relating to: Should I be considering adoption for my baby? Is this the right decision? At Adoption Choices of Florida, we are here to help you every step of the way! We make sure that you have control over outlining your own adoption plan with your adoption specialist! 

FAQs and Answers About Same-Sex or LGBTQ+ Couples Choosing To Adopt

When you are outlining your adoption plan, one of the steps that your adoption specialist will go over is choosing an adoptive family! There are many choices you can decide on what type of family you want! If you choose an LGBTQ+ couple to adopt your child, here are some FAQs and answers to consider. 

Can You Choose a Same-Sex/LGBTQ+ Couple to Adopt Your Child?

Absolutely! There is no difference in doing the process of choosing an adoptive family when it comes to Same-Sex/ LGBTQ+ Couples. In fact, there are many advantages in choosing an LGBTQ+ couple for your child! 

Is LGBTQ+ Adoption Encouraged?

At Adoption Choices of Florida, we encourage you to pick the adoptive family that you think is the best for your child. We do not value one adoptive family over the other. All that matters is that your child is in a loving and nurturing home. 

Does Adoption Choices of Florida Accept LGBTQ+ Adoption?

Adoption Choices of Florida always helps with the adoption process, no matter who you are. We accept everyone in our agency! 

When you contact Adoption Choices of Florida, you will be met with an adoption specialist. Your adoption specialist will guide you throughout the adoption process. Additionally,  she will go over your adoption plan as well. When you are outlining your plan, you then will choose an adoptive family. Your adoption specialist makes a list of your specific needs for you and your child so that she will create the family profiles. You will then choose the adoptive family that is the best fit for your child. 

Choosing an LGBTQ+ family is just like choosing any other family profile. However, the only difference is that we will only see profiles that are of LGBTQ+ couples if we choose it. 

Is There A Difference Between Same-Sex Couple And an LGBTQ Couple In Adoption?

Both of these terms are similar in many ways. Both are not a traditional mother and father adopting your child. However, the only difference is that same-sex couples are two of the same gender. LGBTQ+ adoption is when the couple identifies with the LGBTQ+ community. 

If An LGBTQ+ Member Is Not Married, Can They Still Be Part Of Adoption?

All adoptive parents, regardless if married or not, are allowed to adopt a child! We advocate assisting everyone without leaving anyone out! We want to ensure that as long as they are loving and supportive, they can still adopt your child. 

Is There Discrimination When It Comes To LGBTQ+ Adoption?

Sadly. It is common that LGBTQ+ couples face discrimination in society. But it is important to remember that your child will be with loving and supportive parents. At our adoption agencies, we make sure that you and the adoptive parents are being taken care of so that your child is in a supportive home. 

What Are Steps After The Adoption Process Regarding LGBTQ+ Adoption?

Regardless of choosing an LGBTQ+ Adoptive couple, you will go through the same post placement step! After the process, your adoption specialist will work with you to schedule a court date for you to give your final consent. You will then choose the level of communication, based on your choice of open, closed and semi open adoption! 

Is The Adoption Process The Same Regardless Of Choosing An LGBTQ+ Adoptive Family?

You will still go through the same process, regardless of choosing an LGBTQ+ adoptive family. You will go through the same steps to outline both your adoption plan and hospital plan. Additionally, your adoption specialist will make sure that the adoptive family goes through a home study checklist. 

Can I Be As Specific As I Want To When Choosing An LGBTQ+ ADoptive Family?

You can write down as much detail as you need to when choosing an adoptive family. Your adoption specialist will make sure that these needs are matched with the family profiles. You will go through this within your adoption plan. 

What Are The Benefits Of Choosing An LGBTQ+ Adoptive Couple?

Your child will learn the true meaning of acceptance. And having that environment being surrounded by acceptance will help your child grow up with values and respect. This may also have your child grow up to be more welcoming towards individuals. This may be due to having an open environment as well.

Another benefit starts with you! Adoptive LGBTQ+ couples may have the thought of having a little chance of being chosen than the other couples. So by choosing them, you are helping in so many ways to make their dreams come true! They want to give your child the best loving and nurturing environment they can ever give. 

Working With Our Adoption Agencies

Our agencies are local and licensed! Therefore, our state-licensed adoption agencies must have their licenses renewed regularly by the state government. Our adoption agencies are also private as well, which means that we are experienced regarding the Florida Laws. 

We offer financial, medical, housing and transportation assistance as well! Our adoption services in Miami ensure that you are being taken care of! 

Choose Adoption In Florida Today! 

If you are giving a child up for adoption, then choosing Adoption Choices of Florida is the best choice! Choosing adoption is not giving up. You are providing the best decision for your child. You are entering your child into an adoptive family that will give them a loving and supporting environment. Going through your adoption journey can be scary and overwhelming. By contacting us, you are ensured that you will be taken care of. We will provide all of the necessary resources that you need within your journey. 

If you are a woman who is considering placing your child up for adoption, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!