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This gay couple is encouraging other LGBTQ+ people to become foster parents

“All the kids who come into our house have left an impact on us," say Travis and Michael VanZant, who have fostered 20 children thanks to an agency in Tennessee.

Biden admin moves to protect LGBTQ+ kids in foster care

A new rule from the Department of Health and Human Services requires that these children be placed in supportive homes.

Nonbinary 17-year-old killed two years after being reported missing

River Nevaeh Goddard was reported missing in April 2022, when they were 15 years old.

Tennessee bill permitting anti-LGBTQ+ foster and adoptee parents passes House

Critics contend LGBTQ+ children could be placed in homes hostile to their sexual and gender identity.

A new bill would enhance LGBTQ+ youth mental health services

The Pride in Mental Health Act, introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Laphonza Butler and Tina Smith, comes at a time of crisis for LGBTQ+ young people..

LGBTQ+ people want to foster or adopt kids, but fear of discrimination stops them (exclusive)

That's among the findings just released from a study by Gallup and the children's charity Kidsave.

GOP Senator Introduces Bill That Throws LGBTQ+ Foster Children Under the Bus

The new bill takes aim at recent changes to HHS policy on adoption, ensuring LGBTQ+ foster children are placed in supportive homes.

Queer Families, Foster Youth Celebrated at Extraordinary Families Gala

The foster/adoption agency celebrated its 30th anniversary with an event hosted by Carson Kressley that honored out TV legend Paris Barclay and featured a surprise appearance by Pedro Pascal.

Biden Administration Looks to Protect LGBTQ+ Foster Kids With New Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services' proposed rule is in keeping with the Biden administration's promise to support LGBTQ+ youth.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs 9 Pro-LGBTQ+ Bills Into Law

The bills deal with issues such as foster care, name and pronoun recognition, and restroom access.