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We ALL Have Love To Give LogoThe State of Connecticut values ALL families and as such welcomes and embraces LGBTQ families who want to provide foster and adoptive homes to some wonderful children in state care.


We ALL have love to give, and CT is fortunate to have many loving and caring LGBTQ families who are great foster and adoptive parents.  LGBTQ families tell us that fostering and adopting their children is a great joy and has added much meaning and joy to their lives.


That is why the Department of Children and Families is working together with the LGBTQ community and supportive organizations to find LGBTQ families who want to bring great kids into their homes.


All children deserve the love and stability that comes from a family, and so we ask LGBTQ families to consider this option for adding children to their lives.


If you are interested in learning more about how to become a foster or adoptive parent to a wonderful child who deserves a loving home please call 888-KID-HERO


 Hebron couple raises awareness about LGBTQ people fostering and adopting through DCF  Hebron Family

HEBRON (WTNH) - When Chris and Chad Raasumaa-Boots got married, Chris had two biological kids and the couple knew they wanted more. So, they turned to the Department of Children and Families.

"We look at each other and say how crazy our life is, but we wouldn't trade it," says Chris, as he looks out at a yard full of kids, swinging and playing with their dog.

The lives of these two couples profoundly changed when they fostered and adopted through DCF.  Hear Troy and Michael talk about their daughter Indigo, and Christie and Kim talk about their sons Jake and Josh. 

Saunders/Brinckerhoff     Christie and Kim
           Troy and Michael                                  Christie and Kim

     Brinckerhoff-Saunders (Short)              Robinson Family (Short)

Read About the Shannon and Ross FamilyShannon Ross Family

“When you foster and adopt, you learn more about love."  - Ross Stencil

“You have life with another human being who adores you and fights with you and helps you be the best person you can be, while you try to help them be the best person they can be.” - Shannon Smith
Washington Post NEWS coverage of an announcement during National Foster Care Month made by Governor Malloy, DCF Commissioner Joette Katz, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, and some wonderful families who tell their real life experiences with fostering and adopting. 



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