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Gay and Lesbian Adoption State-by-State
(What are the different types of adoption?)
  • North Carolina
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Joint adoption unclear. Second-parent adoption unclear.

  • North Dakota
    Single GLBT and joint adoption unclear. Second-parent adoption unclear.

  • Ohio
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Does not clearly prohibit joint gay adoption. Second-parent adoption not allowed.

  • Oklahoma
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Does not clearly prohibit joint gay adoption. Second-parent adoption unclear.

  • Oregon
    Permits single GLBT and joint adoption. Second-parent adoption allowed in some areas.

  • Pennsylvania
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Joint adoption unclear. Second-parent adoption allowed.

  • Rhode Island
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Does not clearly prohibit joint gay adoption. Second-parent adoption allowed in some areas.

  • South Carolina
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Joint adoption unclear. Second-parent adoption unclear.

  • South Dakota
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Joint adoption unclear. Second-parent adoption unclear.

  • Tennessee
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Does not clearly prohibit joint gay adoption. Second-parent adoption unclear.

  • Texas
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Joint adoption unclear. Second-parent adoption allowed in some areas.

  • Utah
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Joint adoption prohibited. Second-parent adoption unclear.

  • Vermont
    Permits single GLBT and joint adoption. Second-parent adoption allowed.

  • Virginia
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Does not clearly prohibit joint gay adoption. Second-parent adoption unclear.

  • Washington
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Joint adoption unclear. Second-parent adoption in some areas.

  • West Virginia
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Does not clearly prohibit joint gay adoption. Second-parent adoption unclear.

  • Wisconsin
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Does not clearly prohibit joint gay adoption. Second-parent adoption prohibited.

  • Wyoming
    Permits single GLBT adoption. Joint adoption unclear. Second-parent adoption unclear.
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