Passed inthe statute was the only one in the country to explicitly ban gay men and lesbians from adopting children. In Gulfport, Jan and Denise Lowe had been saving for the better part of a year to pay for a home study to adopt their two grandchildren, who are already in their care.
Under Florida law, your gender identity should not affect your parental rights, or rights to adopt a child. We are based in Orlando, but help couples throughout Florida. A Greenville couple has filed a lawsuit in this case, the outcome of which is pending. Views Read Edit View history.
Comments Add Comment. Human rights Minority rights Discrimination Freedom Index. Questions concerning paternity, presumptions of paternity, or rights and responsibilities of a parent should be directed to an attorney. This type of adoption is often made to look as if it might well be done but perhaps should not be for the sake of the children involved.
Sexual orientations Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. However, scientific research consistently shows that gay and lesbian parents are as fit and capable as heterosexual parents, and their children are as psychologically healthy and well-adjusted as those reared by heterosexual parents.
There is a lot of evidence to show that gay couples can be just as good at parenting as a straight couple. Major professional organizations have made statements in defense of adoption by same-sex couples.
Ina lesbian couple, married in California but now living in Idaho, petitioned for second-parent adoption. Retrieved July 24, That means both moms or both dads. Inside the walls of their St. Retrieved October 17, Supreme Court. They filled out reams of paperwork, collected letters of recommendation and paid for a home study, in which a specialist visited their house several times and asked friendly but probing questions.
Did being a parent impact how they expressed their queer identities? Families: Traditional and New Structures. However, for adoptions through state-run agencies, you cannot be discriminated against based upon your sexual orientation. USA Today. But now that same-sex marriage is legal in Florida, family lawyers say second-parent adoption could become obsolete in the gay community.