ADOPTION AGENCIES

The good news? There are thousands of agencies and services offering adoption for couples across the country, and gay families like Cam, Mitchell, and adopted daughter Lily from ABC’s Modern Family are only increasing. The bad news? Some agencies may refuse gay couples their services because of a religious affiliation, personal beliefs or bias. There…

GAY FRIENDLY LAWYERS IN NYC

Let’s get one thing out of the way: Most people don’t need to retain a lawyer when they decide to have a child, but you will. There, now that we’ve faced reality as a gay parent, let’s talk about the types of knowledge lawyers specializing in gay parenting issues need. First, state laws and regulations…

GAY PARENTING RESOURCES

One of the reasons we started It’s Conceivable was to provide a place to collect the wisdom of the gay parents that have gone before us, starting with the resources in our backyard – Brooklyn and New York City. As we spoke with other gay and lesbian parents here about where they looked for information when they…

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? ADOPTION

No matter where you are adopting, expect to pay these general costs: Home Study: $1,000 – $3,000 (this may be included in agency overall fee) Legal Fees: All domestic adoptions and some international adoptions need to finalized in a United States court. Court Document Preparation – $500 – $2,000 Legal Representation: $2,500 to $12,500 Other costs vary depending on…