Hispanic gays and lesbians adopt at high rates

According to Social Work Today, Latino gay and lesbian couples adopt more children than other same-sex couples.

The online resource for social workers reports on a study conducted by Alliant University and highlights interesting facts about same-sex couples in Florida.

Among the research results:

• Male same-sex couples where both partners are Hispanic raise children at more than three times the rate (58%) than white non-Hispanic male same-sex couples (19%).

• Female same-sex couples in which both partners are Hispanic raise children at more than twice the rate (66%) of white non-Hispanic female same-sex couples (32%).

• More Hispanic female same-sex couples (54%) report raising at least one child under the age of 18, compared to Hispanic married opposite-sex couples (70%) and Hispanic cohabiting opposite-sex couples (59%).

Research was sponsored by New York’s National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute and the National Latino/a Coalition for Justice.

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