• OCTOBER 2, 2020
  • BY Amanda Barton

Placing Baby for Adoption with Same Sex Couple 

Placing Baby for Adoption with Same Sex Couple 

A Baby Step Adoption is a LGBTQ+ friendly adoption agency. We have ALWAYS supported adoption by the gay community and have been a pioneer in LGBTQ+ adoptions with the support of a caring and compassionate judge who was always for inclusion.

This year, we are proud sponsors of the Philly Family Pride Family Matters Conference coming up October 10, 2020. Philly Family Pride is a local Pennsylvania non profit for LBTQ+ families in the Greater Philadelphia region. The conference offers education and resources for these families, and since  this year, the conference is virtual, families anywhere can register and receive information about LGBTQ+ adoption and programming designed for the community and those who support them.

A Baby Step Adoption also has the proud distinction of being recognized as a Solid Foundation for Inclusion by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for their All Children – All Families project to improve the services they provide to the LGBTQ+ community, including children in foster care and prospective foster and adoptive parents. A Baby Step Adoption was able to receive this honor by conducting an internal self-assessment, providing professional development to staff and implementing ACAF’s “Benchmarks of LGBTQ Inclusion,” which track policy and practice changes within agencies.

Choosing a same sex couple to adopt your baby can be an incredible blessing to your child and to the family who adopts your child.We do not discriminate based on sexual preference or gender identity. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption as an option, we can tell you from years of experience that selecting a family who identifies as LGBTQ+ is an asset in so many ways for your child. The process for LBTQ+ families is exactly the same as for a heterosexual couple adoption or a single person adopting a child. All of our Waiting Families have gone through a screening process including a home study. As the woman choosing adoption, you can get to choose the family your child is raised by, and for many women, it is incredibly fulfilling to choose a same sex couple and allow that family to experience parenthood.

At A Baby Step Adoption, we work with adoptive families from all over the United States, and we believe that a child raised by LGBTQ+ families has a unique, positive perspective.

Advantages of choosing a same sex couple to adopt  your child can include:

  • Children who are raised in LGBTQ+ adoptive families may be more kind, compassionate and inclusive people. Knowing they are not raised in a “traditional” family, children who are raised in gay adoption families will know their family doesn’t necessarily look like a “traditional” family, but the differences will make them stronger people.

  • Being taught early on that being different is an asset, not something to be ashamed of can make a child confident and resilient.

  • Being a woman who chooses adoption often comes with the stigma that you “gave your baby up” for adoption. Some women feel judged by others who do not understand the selflessness of the decision to place your baby for adoption. The LBTQ+ community understands judgment better than anyone, and experiencing this common feeling can be a source of shared compassion.

To learn more about our LGBTQ+ adoptive families, please call or text A Baby Step Adoption any time at 610-613-1611.

We will always remain an adoption agency committed to protecting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community and we know that above all else, love rules.