We believe that every child deserves a loving, forever family. Are you with us?


The every child deserves a family campaign promotes the best interests of all children in the foster care and adoption system by increasing their access to loving, stable, forever homes, and works to ensure safe and supportive care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth seeking family formation.



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By joining the Every Child Deserves a Family Campaign, you (or the organization you represent) are affirming the following beliefs:


1. All child welfare decisions should be made in the best interests of the child.

2. All children and youth deserve a stable, loving, forever family.

3. Taxpayer-funded adoption and foster care service providers should not discriminate against youth, including LGBTQ youth in need of homes, or qualified LGBTQ potential parents or guardians.

4. Marginalized youth in the child welfare system, including LGBTQ youth and youth of color, deserve culturally competent, safe, and supportive care.

5. Discriminatory adoption and foster care bills must be stopped and repealed, at both the state and federal level.




We need stories from all fifty states to tell lawmakers: your constituents matter, and we want discrimination against LGBTQ+ youth and parents to end. Click below to share your story:


Foster Alumni & Youth

LGBTQ Parents & Families


Faith Leaders & Organizations

Child Welfare Allies

Business Leaders & Organizations