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How Many Foster Children Are Living with Lesbian or Gay Foster Parents?

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Question: How Many Foster Children Are Living with Lesbian or Gay Foster Parents?
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).

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Answer:

An estimated 14,100 foster children are living with lesbian or gay parents within the United States. Gay and lesbian foster parents are raising approximately 3% of the Nations foster children.

SOURCE:
Adoption and Foster Care by Lesbian and Gay Parents in the United StatesAuthor(s): Gary Gates, Lee M.V. Badgett, Jennifer Ehrle Macomber, Kate Chambers of the Urban Institute.

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