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Adoption/Foster Care and Child Welfare Organizations

Civil Rights Organizations

Faith Based Organizations

LGBT Advocacy Organizations

If you would like your organization to endorse the Every Child Deserves A Family Act contact Diego Sanchez, Director of Policy, at


Several major medical and professional organizations have had policy statements in support of LGBT parenting, adoption, and foster care for many years. Some of these include:

  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1999)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (2002)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2002)
  • American Bar Association (1995, 1999, 2003)
  • American Psychiatric Association (1997, 2002)
  • American Psychoanalytic Association (2002)
  • American Psychological Association (1976, 2004)
  • American Medical Association (2004)
  • Child Welfare League of America (1988)
  • National Association of Social Workers (2002)
  • North American Council on Adoptable Children (1998; amend. 2002; amend. 2005)

Download a PDF of these collected policy statements. (Courtesy of the Family Equality Council.)