Same Sex Adoption Statistics
With the ending of DOMA, same sex adoption equality is still a separate issue. Gay adoption public support as according to the Princton Survey Research Associates International accounts for the following.
According to the University of California in Los Angeles, 19% of same-sex couples are raising children as of 2009. This is an 8% increase from 2000. It is estimated that 4% of the adopted population in the United States, or 65,000 children live in homes with a gay or lesbiand head of household.
Households with Children in the United States
As reported by the United State Census Bureau, the following overall gay statistics overall account for households where child are present.
Households with Children
Married Opposite Sex Couples: 22,872,151
Unmarried Opposite Sex Couples: 2,267,016
Same-Sex Couples: 94,627
Married Opposite Sex Couples: 90.80%
Unmarried Opposite Sex Couples: 88%
Same-Sex Couples: 72.80%
Step or Adopted Only
Married Opposite Sex Couples: 4.40%
Unmarried Opposite Sex Couples: 5.20%
Same-Sex Couples: 21.20%
Married Opposite Sex Couples: 4.80%
Unmarried Opposite Sex Couples: 6.80%
Same-Sex couples: 6%
Adoption and Gay Rights Movement
A round table of women discussing the issues of adoption and gay rights and its impact on society.
Effects on Children
1. 50% of children from lesbian parents are stigmatized however, 2/3 of them developed effective coping mechanisms.
2. Among teens of lesbian mothers, no difference in quality of life is documented or impacts of being conceieved by unknown donor or not.
Gay Adoption State Laws
Different states throughout the United States have varying degrees of law. Here is a listing of what states allow same sex adoption and which ones do not.
Allow Same-Sex Couple Adoption
Allow Second Parent Adoption for Same-Sex Couples
Not Allowed Same-Sex Couples to Legally Adopt
Orphan and Adoption Statistics
The below infographic captures the statistics of orphans worldwide and top countries where children are adopted internationally. The top 5 states for adoptions in the United States are listed with and outline of the process to adopt.