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National Adoption Information Clearinghouse

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.

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
This site provides a collection of articles about transracial and transcultural adoption for families.