Change the use of traditional parent gender identifiers on adoption forms.
  • Petitioned Kansas State Representatives

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Kansas State Representatives

Change the use of traditional parent gender identifiers on adoption forms.

    1. James Parker
    2. Petition by

      James Parker

      Pittsburg, KS

The continued use of traditional gender identifiers in reference to parenting is a constant reminder to the LGBTQ community of being disenfranchised. These gender identifiers imply that the ideal parents to adopt a child are a mother and/or father. But what if there are two mothers? Or two fathers?

Good parents are good parents…. The standard of a parent should not be held within the confines of the traditional gender identifiers.

The change to a gender neutral adoption form would be a symbolic representation in the right direction for where we need to be to achieve fairness in adoption practices and policies.

Please show your support by signing this petition to be presented to Kansas State Representatives with hopes of influencing change.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kristen Ray MARYSVILLE, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      Same sex couples should have the same opportunities as a heterosexual couple, and that includes raising kids. Most LGBT couples make better parents than some heterosexual couples I know.

    • Brittany Robbins PITTSBURG, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      I feel that it shouldn't matter whether 1 person or a couple adopts a child. As long as the child is going to a good home and family that is all that matters.

    • Blake Ahlders PITTSBURG, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      The love of a parent is a wonderful thing, male or female. Having a male only, female only, male/female, female/female, or male/male for guardian(s), doesn't pose a threat at all to society, when all a child needs is the love of a parent who cares.

    • Ashley Baxter ANDOVER, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's important because the gender you love doesn't dictate how well you can parent, and just because you love someone outside of the status quo doesn't mean you shouldn't have the same opportunity everyone else does. There's always a child in need of a home, and it's petty to deny a child a home because they love someone of the same sex. It's beyond petty...It's disgusting and shameful.

    • Niki Amos PITTSBURG, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have lots of friends who are same sex couples and I know they'd love to be able to adopt in their home state! Why should they have to be forced to leave or not allowed to have their own children to adopt!


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