This report provides new information on GLB adoption and foster care from the U.S. Census 2000, the National Survey of Family Growth (2002), and the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (2004).
A ban on gay and lesbian individuals being allowed to foster could displace 9,000 to 14,000 children if pursued nationally.
Such a national ban on GLB (Gay Lesbian Bi-sexual) foster care could cost from $87 to $130 million. The costs to individual states could range from $100,000 to $27 million.
Adoption and Foster Care by Lesbian and Gay Parents in the United States Author(s): Gary Gates, Lee M.V. Badgett, Jennifer Ehrle Macomber, Kate Chambers with the Urban Institute.
Note: To learn more about foster care check out Foster Care 101 - Foster Care Information for Those Interested in Caring for Children in Need.
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