Are Single Women & LGBT Couples Chosen by Birth Mothers

Q&A with the Experts

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gay-baby-adoption Q: Do single women or same sex couples generally have to wait a significantly longer period of time to be selected by expectant women looking for an adoptive family for her baby?

A: According to Danielle Goodman, Adoption Social Worker with Adoptions from the Heart, as a general rule single women or same sex couples do not wait a significantly longer period of time to be selected by pregnant women. The wait could be a little longer than a married couple but it is often not significantly longer. At Creating a Family we see that the adoptive parent’s openness to certain risk factors, such as prenatal exposures and birth family history of mental illness, have a greater impact on waiting times.

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17/06/2014 | by Q&A with the Experts | Categories: Adoption, Adoption Q&A with the Experts | 0 Comments



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