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LGBT parents can petition for second-parent adoption statewide (15 states + D.C.)
Availability is uncertain (28 states)
Same-sex couples face legal restrictions when petitioning for second-parent adoption (7 states)
NOTE: Based on analysis by MAP and consultation with American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Lambda Legal, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). This page indicates availability of second parent adoption for same-sex couples whose relationships are not legally recognized. For the availability of stepparent adoption for couples who are legally recognized, see here.

Percent of LGBT Population Covered by Laws

45% of LGBT population lives in states where LGBT parents can petition for second-parent adoption statewide 43% of LGBT population lives in states where the availability of second-parent adoption is uncertain 12% of LGBT population lives in states where LGBT parents face legal restrictions when petitioning for second-parent adoption
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Data current as of 12/11/2014