Parental rights for families

Parental Rights

Gay and transgender people become parents in diverse ways including adoption, technology, and previous heterosexual relationships. These families deserve the same protections that other families receive. Unfortunately, current laws have created some barriers to securing legal protections. Family decisions should be made by parents and professionals, not politicians.

Georgia law does not address adoption by LGBT individuals, instead it focuses on what is in the best interest of the child. Georgia Equality has established a coalition of volunteer attorneys, social workers and family advocates that work to monitor proposed legislation before the state legislature to ensure LGBT individuals and families are protected from discrimination in the adoption process.

If you are seeking help or advice for your family please visit our Resources page.