The Fight Magazine Becomes Media Sponsor of RaiseAChild.US

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LGBT magazine to partner with foster and adoption recruitment campaign.

The Fight magazine is branching out into communities across the U.S.

We know that many of our readers are researching fostering and adoption. We are proud to be a ‘family friendly’ publication.

As part of its expansion to reach a nationwide audience, The Fight magazine has signed on as a media sponsor of RaiseAChild.US, a non-profit organization that encourages LGBT people to build their families through fostering and adoption.

“The Fight is an innovative and bold new voice on the LGBT media scene,” says Rich Valenza, President & Co-founder of RaiseAChild.US. “We are very excited to join forces to reach LGBT prospective parents across the country.” Each print issue has an estimated 75,000 readers and draws over 20,000 hits online each month.

RaiseAChild.US recruits LGBT prospective parents to build their families through fostering and adoption. Its campaigns put images of LGBT parents and their children into public spaces through outdoor advertising and PSAs on television and radio.

Mark Ariel, Co-publisher of The Fight explains why he eagerly pursued the partnership. “We are eager to help LGBT families thrive. We know that many of our readers are researching fostering and adoption. We are proud to be a ‘family friendly’ publication.”

John Ireland, Media Director & Co-founder of RaiseAChild.US, echoes Ariel’s enthusiasm. “The Fight has developed a format that is really perfect for our campaign. As we start down the road to parenting, gay men and lesbians do in-depth research. I am excited to see the coverage of this tremendous opportunity our families have to foster and adopt.”

RaiseAChild.US is working with Human Rights Campaign Foundation's All Children—All Families initiative, which provides professional training and technical assistance for implementing inclusive policies and best practices for working with LGBT foster-adoptive parents. Recruitment events and media campaigns will be rolled out on the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast in November for National Adoption Awareness Month.

The “All Children – All Families” initiative, launched in 2007, promotes policies and practices that welcome LGBT foster and adoptive parents. The program seeks to enhance LGBT cultural competence among child welfare professionals and educate LGBT people about opportunities to become foster or adoptive parents to waiting children. To date, ACAF has over 50 participating agencies across the country, and has awarded 18 seals of recognition. Last year HRC launched a “50 state strategy,” with the goal of securing at least one ACAF-recognized adoption agency dedicated to working with LGBT families in every state. More information about the initiative can be found at http://www.hrc.org/acaf

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