The main difference however, is that due to adoption agency preferences, some agencies may choose not to work with LGBTQ individuals or couples. Chesapeake Norfolk Richmond. Charlotte Durham Greensboro. In any adoption, adoption wait times for both LGBTQ and for heterosexual adoption varies for a multitude of reasons which may not be tied to sexual orientation. According to statistics, it generally takes from 1 to 5 years to complete an intercountry adoption. Baton Rouge New Orleans.
If you are interested in foster care adoption, contact an agency who is authorized to make foster adoption placements and learn about the children in foster care who are waiting for a forever home.
Oklahoma City. Cincinnati Cleveland Columbus Toledo. For LGBTQ individuals and couples, pursuing an international or intercountry adoption may be more challenging than pursuing a foster care or a private adoption in the US based on their sexual orientation.
So whether you are a prospective same-sex couple or LGBTQ individual looking to adopt we hope you find this article helpful.