Blog of Rights

Wendy Rickman

Would We Adopt Again?

Starting a family is a big decision for any couple, but being a lesbian couple brings a whole new set of challenges, especially since we live in Arkansas. We were able to build the beginnings of our family before the 2008 passage of Act 1, the discriminatory law that bars unmarried couples from adopting or serving as foster parents. Because same-sex couples cannot marry in Arkansas, we are currently barred from adopting or fostering any other children. Which is why we’ve joined with other families and the ACLU to challenge the ban.
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