National Academy Praises The Supreme Court Decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, as Child Friendly

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American Academy of Adoption Attorneys says decision provides for the protection of children adopted or born into gay and lesbian families.

The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys are gratified by the child friendly opinion embracing marriage equality, issued by the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court’s decision recognizes the dignity of all families and provides for the protection of children adopted or born into gay and lesbian families.

The decision will allow all children to have legally recognized parents in every state and will ensure that children living with their lesbian or gay parents will have secure and permanent relationships with them. Gay and lesbian parents will no longer be prohibited from establishing legally protected relationships with the children they love and raise. We applaud this important decision.

The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) is the nation’s largest organization represented by attorneys, judges and law professors who are dedicated to enhancing and improving the practice of adoption law. AAAA’s mission is to support the rights of children to live in safe, permanent homes with loving families, to ensure appropriate consideration of the interests of all parties to adoptions, and to assist in the orderly and legal process of adoption. Fellows of the Academy are by invitation only and represent adoptive parents, birth parents, adoption agencies and others involved in adoptions and they must maintain their practice according to the highest standards of professionalism, competence and ethics. AAAA supports parenting, including adoption and foster parenting, by individuals and couples, regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, political belief or physical handicap, as long as they are qualified and approved to do so under the laws of the relevant state(s). To learn more about the Academy, visit To follow AAAA on social media, visit and on Twitter @AdoptionAcademy.

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