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Tale of Florida Law, Court Ruling & Gay Foster Parent Adoption Captures Wide Attention

September 27th, 2010   No Comments   Adoption, Court Cases, Foster Care

Advocates, children’s rights attorneys and others aren’t the only people closely following the story of Martin Gill and his two foster children. The story has caught the attention of local and national media.

The experienced foster parent and his partner took the brothers several years ago when the boys had nowhere else to go and the Florida Department of Children and Families sought a home for them. Then, Gill hoped to adopt the boys.

One problem: Florida law says gay couples cannot adopt foster children.

A Florida state appeals court struck down the law last week. While the story is not yet final, it still has captured national attention. Read some of the coverage here, in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Slate Magazine.

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