Instead, she advocates for education for adoptive parents, and believes that starts with the parents understanding themselves and their identities. I flush with embarrassment for asking the question. He offered a similar explanation to Goldstein for their fast experience: Nowhere to go for Thanksgiving dinner, no one to walk them down the aisle, pick them up when they stumble, or help them learn what it means to be an adult. Horn, who now teaches child welfare policy at Boston University, said life as a gay teen in foster care was harsh. Some explain these experiences by the growing acceptance of LGBTQ people by society, which is supported by the aforementioned polling. Each child is likely to have experienced serious episodes of neglect or abuse.
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Show 25 25 50 All. Laws vary from state to state, and many have laws allowing adoption after a youth reaches the age of majority. Charles Coward, a Black man who adopted his son with his husband in Julysaid in a phone interview with Rewire.
People choose to adopt through foster care or private adoption for many different reasons, but each avenue comes with its own unique challenges.