Special Circumstances Adoption Resources

Adoption is available for non-traditional families. Sometimes special considerations apply and should be considered.Select a link below for the specific situation that applies.

Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professionals and Parents
This fact sheet explores the status of gay/lesbian parenting, issues, laws, and more.

Military Families and Adoption: A Fact Sheet for Families
A fact sheet answering questions often asked by military families.

Openness in Adoption: A Fact Sheet for Families
This fact sheet can help you decide if open adoption is right for your family.

Single Parent Adoption: What You Need to Know
Fact sheet explaining steps to single parent adoption.

Stepparent Adoption
Fact sheet explaining steps involved in stepparent adoption.

Transracial and Transcultural Adoption
Fact sheet providing tips and considerations for transracial and transcultural adoptions.