Strategies for Recruiting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Families

This new publication provides an introduction to the topic of LGBT parents as a resource in the child welfare system, followed by a discussion of strategies for recruiting and engaging LGBT resource families. It includes the following sections: Special Considerations in Recruiting LGBT Parents; Developing Internal and External Communication Strategies; General Recruitment Strategies; Targeted Recruitment Strategies; and, Welcoming LGBT Prospective Parents Who Contact Your Agency. The Closing Thoughts section outlines specific steps that agencies can take to be inclusive and affirming of LGBT resource families, and provides additional resources.

This publication was developed collaboratively by the National Resource Center for Adoption, the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, and the National Resource Center for Recruitment and Retention of Foster and Adoptive Parents at AdoptUSKids. (April 2012)  Click for the document link.