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The 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



Read "Learning to be an Ally" by Commissioner Joette Katz


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

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. 
Washington Post 

Additional News Articles:

Hartford Courant
PBS News Hour
The Hill 

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