Supporting and Retaining LGBT Foster and Adoptive Parents

This practice brief, from the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, identifies and addresses important practices for supporting and retaining LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) foster and adoptive parents, including: providing information; linking LGBT parents to peer support opportunities, such as support groups; offering a safe space to explore issues; and, making on-going post-approval training accessible. It discusses the importance of recognizing the particular vulnerabilities and strengths of LGBT parents. This resource includes the following sections: Introduction; Post-Permanency Support Issues for LGBT Foster and Adoptive Parents; Characteristics of Post-Permanency Support Services; and, Organizations and Resources. (October 2012)