Being an Ally for LGBTQ Youth


All youth rely on their parents for guidance, support, nurturance, and unconditional acceptance. Foster and adoptive parents are important allies and advocates for youth. Providing guidance, support, nurturance, and advocacy for LGBTQ youth can be instrumental in their successful development. This tip sheet goes over how to advocate for your LGBTQ child, how to educate yourself about being LGBTQ, and finally how to support LGBTQ youth in care. There is also a list of great resources and organizations to help you in this process.


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Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
Additional Author: Foster Care & Adoption Resource Center
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