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LGBT & Adoption

To Contact Your U.S. Members of Congress

Find your legislators online:
Senators: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Or

Call the U.S. Capitol Switch Board to Connect with your legislators office by phone:
(202) 224-3121
A switchboard operator with connect you directly with the legislator’s office that you request

To Contact Colorado’s State Legislators (Senators and Representatives):

Visit https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators

Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families in Adoption

The Child Welfare Information Gateway recently released a bulletin designed to help child welfare and adoption professionals expand their cultural competence and build their skills for working effectively and fairly with LGBT families as prospective adoptive parents. It examines issues, laws, and policies on LGBT families in adoption. This tool includes information on: Language and terminology; advantages to including LGBT adoptive families; tips for effective recruitment; challenges in working with LGBT families; and other tips and resources. To access this tool visit: http://www.childwelfare.gov/catalog/