SF Same-Sex Adoption By The Numbers

101: Number of San Francisco foster children adopted July 2006 through April 2007.

84: Percentage of San Francisco foster children adopted by relatives.

16: Percentage of San Francisco foster children adopted by nonrelatives.

88: Of San Francisco foster children adopted by nonrelatives, percentage whose adoptive parents identify as gay or lesbian.

500,000: Number of children living in foster care in the United States.

14,100: Number of foster children living with lesbian or gay parents nationwide (3 percent of American foster children).

35: Percentage of lesbians who currently have children (16 percent of gay men have children).

Sources: S.F. Department of Human Services, the Urban Institute, the Williams Institute

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