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Can a Gay or Lesbian Become a Foster Parent?

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Frank Martin Gill, a gay foster parent, stops to spend time with one of his foster sons.

Frank Martin Gill has been a part of the fight for equal rights as a Florida gay foster parent.

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Question: Can a Gay or Lesbian Become a Foster Parent?

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Whether a gay or lesbian person can become a foster parent will be determined on a state by state basis. Each state will have its own rules and regulations regarding fostering. Some regulations might include bedroom sizes, safety standards for the home, and/or number of children allowed in the home. I would recommend contacting your state and asking about requirements on whether they would support a gay foster parent.

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