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Military and LGBTQ Adoptions and Foster Care

Working With Military Families as They Pursue Adoption

1. Why do military families make excellent adoptive families?

A. They have experience with adaptation and flexibility.

B. They may encounter and/or live among a range of diverse cultures.

C. They have access to a number of support services and military benefits.

D. Military families make excellent adoptive families because they have experience with adaptation and flexibility, may encounter and/or live among a range of diverse cultures, and have access to a number of support services and military benefits.


2. Families that are close to finalizing an adoption may request a deployment deferment for single parents or both members of a military couple and is more likely to be granted before a child has been placed in the home.

A. True

B. False


3. Which of the following is a normal part of a military family’s life during predeployment, rather than signs of dysfunction?

A. Denial, detachment, anger, and worry.

B. Disorganization and stabilization.

C. Apprehension, conflict, and renegotiation of roles.

D. The signs listed above are all signs of dysfunction and should be evaluated with caution.


4. When placement across State lines is occurring, parties must comply with the laws of the receiving State (the State where the child is being placed) before the sending State’s ICPC office will approve the child’s transfer.

A. True

B. False


5. An adopted child, including a child placed in the home of a service member by a placement agency, is eligible for health care benefits after the child is enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.

A. True

B. False


6. All of the following pertain to leave for service members following an adoption, except for:

A. Leave must be approved by the service member’s supervisor.

B. Leave is nonchargeable and up to 30 days.

C. Leave is dependent upon mission requirements and other circumstances.

D. Leave may be authorized for only one service member for dual-military couples who adopt a child.


7. The military defines “special needs” to mean:

A. Children who may be healthy but are older than 3 to 8 years.

B. Physical or mental disabilities or severe illness.

C. Members of sibling groups.

D. Children of color.


Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Families in Foster Care and Adoption

8. Children raised by LGBTQ parents do not differ in any key areas of adjustment or functioning, and they do not experience any difference in outcomes compared to children from other parenting arrangements.

A. True

B. False


9. The sexual orientation of youth have a strong correlation with the sexual orientation of the families in which they were raised.

A. True

B. False


10. One’s innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both, or neither - how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves, is known as:

A. Gender expression

B. Gender nonconforming

C. Gender identity

D. Gender roles


11. People who identify as _____ may see themselves as being both male and female, neither male nor female, or as falling completely outside these categories.

A. Genderqueer

B. Bisexual

C. Asexual

D. Gender nonconforming


12. Prospective LGBTQ parents will always be best suited to raise LGBTQ youth.

A. True

B. False


13. If there are going to be different issues for LGBTQ families, they should be told well in advance so they do not feel misled.

A. True

B. False


14. LGBTQ families should be encouraged to connect with other waiting families or support groups for adoptive parents, as the ability to talk to other families - gay and straight - is essential.

A. True

B. False


15. The June 2015 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges established equality in all 50 States for which of the following:

A. Foster care

B. Adoption practices

C. Marriage

D. The Supreme Court ruling established equality for marriage, foster care, and adoption


16. For LGBTQ families, many countries have policies, cultural norms, and/or expectations that make it much easier for same-sex couples and individuals to adopt internationally.

A. True

B. False


17. When representing family home studies to expectant families:

A. Highlight or point out the sexual orientation or marital status from the very beginning of the introduction.

B. Focus on things that will be relevant to what the birth family has expressed an interest in.

C. The sexual orientation or marital status of the adoptive family along with things that are relevant to what the birth family has expressed an interest in should all be highlighted from the very beginning.

D. Specific details about the adoptive family should remain undisclosed.


18. Agencies that want to convey a welcoming philosophy may want to consider:

A. Having an explicit nondiscrimination statement that includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status.

B. Talking about their inclusive policies at orientation / training meetings and use examples of families that convey the wide range of diversity within the client base.

C. Including photos of two-mom and two-dad families, as well as a range of single-parent families in marketing materials and on their website.

D. Agencies that want to convey a welcoming philosophy may want to consider having an explicit nondiscrimination statement that includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status, talking about their inclusive policies at orientation / training meetings and use examples of families that convey the wide range of diversity within the client base, and including photos of two-mom and two-dad families, as well as a range of single-parent families in marketing materials and on their website.


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