History of GLBT Adoption in Nashville and Middle TN

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Since 2002, Jewish Family Service has been the adoption agency who says “YES” enthusiastically to serving the GLBTQ community through adoption

In 2002, an openly gay man tried to find an adoption agency to help him in his quest to adopt, JFS was the only agency to say “YES”

In 2005, when Judge Marietta Shipley searched for an adoption agency to conduct the first home study in Tennessee for a second-parent adoption, again JFS was the only agency to say “YES”

Over the years, we have been passionate advocates for adoption equality, as bills introduced to ban gay adoption in Tennessee have been introduced.

In 2011 JFS was awarded the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award for the adoption and advocacy work that we do with the LGBTQ community.

JFS is proud that through our Adoption Journeys program 53 children have been originally adopted and 110 children have been provided security and stability through second parent adoption in the GLBTQ community.

Please support 17 years of building families in the GLBT community through adoption

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