Your tax deductible gift can help stop human rights violations and save lives around the world. This applies to all children, whether their parents are of the same or opposite sex. Accumulated evidence suggests the best interest of the child requires attachment to committed, nurturing and competent parents. January 25, Dispatches. Provides legal grounds for either parent to provide consent for medical care and to make education, health care, and other important decisions on behalf of the child. The legal sanction provided by coparent adoption accomplishes the following: Many also have condemned discrimination based on sexual orientation in adoption, custody and other parenting situations and called for equal rights for all parents and children.
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Professional Organizations on LGBTQ Parenting
The American Medical Association AMA adopted new policies last week that will position the organization as an advocate for better protections for transgender people in detention, and LGBT-inclusive family leave policies. American Psychoanalytic Association The American Psychoanalytic Association adopted this policy statement in support of gay and lesbian parenting in May The nation's leading child welfare, psychological and children's health organizations also have issued policy or position statements declaring that a parent's sexual orientation is irrelevant to his or her ability to raise a child. The American Bar Association adopted the following position statement in Aug. Legislation seeking to restrict foster care and adoption by gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people should be vigorously opposed. Custody determinations after dissolution of a gay relationship should be done in a manner similar to other custody determinations.
In our reportwe documented the ill-treatment of trans women in immigration detention facilities in the US, including placement in cells with men, where they experience disproportionately high rates of sexual assault. Second-parent adoptions which grant full parental rights to a second, unrelated adult usually an unmarried partner of a legal parentare often in the best interest of the child ren and should not be prohibited solely because both adults are of the same gender. The legal sanction provided by coparent adoption accomplishes the following: The other partner in a parental role is called the "coparent" or "second parent. January 30, News Release.