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States support fostering by LGBT parents by restricting discrimination (7 states)
States support fostering by LGB parents by restricting discrimination based on sexual orientation only (1 state)
States are silent on fostering by LGBT parents (41 states + D.C.)
States restrict fostering by LGBT parents (1 state)
State permits state-licensed child welfare agencies to refuse to place and provide services to children and families, including LGBT people and same-sex couples, if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs
Percent of LGBT Population Covered by Laws
30% of LGBT population lives in states which have laws that support fostering by LGBT parents70% of LGBT population lives in states which are silent on fostering by LGBT parents1% of LGBT population lives in states which restrict fostering by LGBT parents