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Every Child Deserves a Family

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Give all children the loving family they deserve!

Right now, hundreds of thousands of American children are growing up without the families they deserve. More than 102,000 are eligible for adoption – and more than 23,500 kids each year “age out” of the foster care system before finding permanent families.

We can change that – by working to pass the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (ECDF). This bill will ensure that qualified LGBT families can adopt and foster children by preventing states and placement agencies from employing discriminatory practices in adoption and foster care placements.

Send a message to your senators and representative now – and help pass this critical legislation.


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Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing about the Every Child Deserves a Family Act. As a constituent who cares about children, I believe every child deserves a chance to find a permanent, loving home. The leading child welfare experts, like the Child Welfare League of America, say children raised by gay and lesbian parents are just as healthy and productive as those raised by straight parents.

It's time to end discrimination against loving, qualified LGBT parents who are able to provide a loving and stable home for a child who doesn't have one.

Please, place your full support behind the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, and help more children find their forever homes.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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