Push the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act" for Queer kids in the adoption system

Push the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act" for Queer kids in the adoption system

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We cannot allow kids to remain without a family be discriminated against because of possible families or their own sexual identity. This practice of discrimination is outlawed in the 14th amendment yet is still in use. Making this bill become a law would prevent this and fight against homophobia.
Same-sex couples are six times more likely to foster, and four times more likely to adopt, than opposite-sex couples. And, LGBTQ people are more likely to adopt older children and children with disabilities –children who have the most difficulty finding forever homes.

The Every Child Deserves a Family Act (ECDFA) would prohibit any child welfare agency receiving federal financial assistance from discriminating against any potential foster or adoptive family on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. In addition, ECDFA would prevent discrimination against any foster youth because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

1. All child welfare decisions should be made in the best interests of the child.

2. All children and youth deserve a stable, loving, forever family.

3. Taxpayer-funded adoption and foster care service providers should not discriminate against youth, including LGBTQ youth in need of homes, or qualified LGBTQ potential parents or guardians.

4. Marginalized youth in the child welfare system, including LGBTQ youth and youth of color, deserve culturally competent, safe, and supportive care.

5. Discriminatory adoption and foster care bills must be stopped and repealed, at both the state and federal level.

-Two-thirds of Americans – including a majority of both Republicans and evangelicals – oppose providing taxpayer funding to agencies which refuse to place children with gay or lesbian people.


-Leading child welfare organizations have endorsed the federal Every Child Deserves a Family Act, which bans discrimination in taxpayer funded adoption and foster care services based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.


-Allowing child services providers to discriminate reduces the number of qualified foster and adoptive homes for all kids in care.

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