LGBT-Headed Foster and Adoptive Families: Youth Perspectives

This free webinar, co-presented by AdoptUSKids and the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC), highlighted new research findings about the perspectives and experiences of youth who have been adopted from the foster care system by parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

Presenters shared new resources to help child welfare professionals apply research findings to their practice, especially in relation to communicating openly with children/youth and their birth families, when the children/youth may join an LGBT-headed family or already have been placed with LGBT parents. The webinar also provided resources for LGBT resource parents. The webinar closed with a question and answer period. The webinar took place on June 21, 2012, and is now archived on the AdoptUSKids website.