If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption, you are probably researching options for adoptive parents to raise your child. Adoption Choices of Missouri and Kansas helps birth mothers choose her ideal parents based on preferences – what do you want in an adoptive family? Often, birth mothers are interested in same sex couples!
Today, we want to share an LGBT adoption success story with you, about a couple named Jonathan and Franco. They are from Texas, but fell in love with a baby girl born in Utah. They traveled to meet her, but they had some trouble along the way. However, everything happened to work out for them in the end, and we hope that their story will allow you to become more inspired to consider an LGBT couple, when it comes time for you to select an adoptive family.
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LGBT Adoption Success Story
Who Are LGBT Couples?
The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community has not been fully acknowledged by society, until recently in 2015, after the United States Supreme Court ruled that LGBT couples can get married in any state in the country. Birth mothers frequently select LGBT couples to adopt their baby because they know that these couples cannot naturally conceive a baby together. Not only this, but birth mothers typically recognize that LGBT couples are generally more accepting of others, as they are able to recognize differences within themselves.
Jonathan and Franco’s Story
Jonathan and Franco are a couple from Texas, who became very interested in adopting a baby girl in Utah named Sydney. However, a lot of trouble came for them, due to the fact that they had not been able to legally adopt Sydney. This was due to Utah’s current LGBT laws on couples and adoption. Jonathan and Franco had gone through two different attorneys at this point, but none were able to help, due to the state laws in Utah at the time. The good news, however, was that the couple found a third attorney who was willing to help the couple, but she was away for a conference call, and Sydney was set to be born in the next twenty-four hours or so. With Franco being a legal attorney, he was able to step up to the plate, and he tried to allow the adoption process to occur in Texas. The state required a forty-eight hour waiting period, and Sydney was about to be born very shortly.
Good news came for the couple when the hospital that Sydney was born in had allowed her to stay for longer than the given time period that the hospital had allotted for newborn babies. With this, Franco gathered all necessary paperwork, and the couple signed everything. After a background check, Jonathan and Franco had become dads to their daughter, Sydney. The long awaited process was over, and Jonathan and Franco were finally able to start their new family.
Why consider LGBT couples?
Although Jonathan and Franco’s story had taken place before the Supreme Court’s decision on LGBT marriage, it is a prime example that shows that these couples have had a lot of difficulty in the past. It seemed as though Jonathan and Franco were against all odds, when it came to adopting Sydney. However, the truth was that all of their attempts at finding an attorney were going to work out for them in the end.
Coming to the present day, LGBT couples still cannot conceive a child naturally, which is why so many birth mothers select LGBT couples to adopt their babies. All LGBT couples struggle with the adoption process, not just Jonathan and Franco. What the couple did do was show their level of determination when it came to the adoption process. Through hard work, the adoption worked out for them.
Jonathan and Franco’s story is one that shows that LGBT couples struggle with things like gaining acceptance from others. Any LGBT couple wants to be able to raise a baby. As an organization that supports LGBT couples, we think that it is important that you consider what these couples have gone through in the past, and all that they have done to get to where they are now. Any LGBT couple would be honored to adopt your baby, and we still feel that keeping these couples open as an option for selecting an adoptive family is extremely important. LGBT couples are amazing, and they can truly be able to raise your baby to be happy and healthy, just like you had imagined.
Would Choosing an LGBT Couple Result in my Adoption Being Successful?
Absolutely! Any LGBT couple would be honored to adopt your baby! Keep in mind that if you need any assistance with finding a waiting family in Kansas or Missouri, Adoption Choices of Missouri and Kansas is here to help! We have caseworkers available to help you that can assist, both in person and virtually. As we have said, LGBT couples struggle with the fact that they cannot conceive a baby naturally. Remember that it could always be a good idea for you, and a couple that you are considering to adopt your baby, to exchange contact information. You two can begin to talk, and start to form a strong connection.
You may very well find that choosing an LGBT couple was one of the best decisions that you could have made. If not, however, we are still here to help you with your adoption process, and we are here to help you find the best family possible to adopt your baby. Perhaps someone’s next LGBT adoption success story could be about your future adoptive family, and your baby! Please remember to reach out to your caseworker if you are considering an LGBT couple, or another type of couple or single to adopt your baby. We are here to help your adoption process run as smoothly as possible, and we know that you will make the best possible decision for yourself when the time comes.
Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri serves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more! Call us toll free at 1-877-903-4488 or, in Missouri call or text us at (816) 527-9800; in Kansas call or text us at (316) 209 2071
Meet the Author: Jason Legasse is a rising senior English major studying at Siena Collegein Loudonville, New York. He hails from the Albany, New York area, but has plans to relocate to sunny Venice, Florida with his mom come Fall. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Jason plans to study General Special Education at Meredith College, where he will earn a Master’s degree and use that to teach middle school Special Education.
Jason is a self-proclaimed introvert with Asperger’s who really enjoys writing. He has a huge passion for helping others, specifically those with disabilities. He is very excited to be working with Adoption Choices over the summer, and looks forward to learning more about the adoption process!