The landscape for LGBT adoption is changing, with an increasing number of LGBT individuals and couples choosing
to build families through adoption. Many agencies, both public and private, welcome the LGBT community. Leading child welfare
organizations believe that prospective LGBT parents are an excellent resource for children and youth in need of a permanent
family.1 However, specific challenges continue to face many LGBT prospective adoptive parents; they vary depending on
where you live and whether you adopt as a single person or a couple.