Human Rights Campaign to Host Web Chat for National Adoption Month

Experts to field questions from the LGBT community on adoption from foster care

–In celebration of “National Adoption Month,” the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, will host a national web chat on a variety of adoption issues.  During the discussion, HRC and several child welfare experts will highlight the unique opportunities and challenges facing the LGBT community with regard to adoption from foster care.  November is National Adoption Month, a month set aside to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care.  Questions may be submitted in advance by emailing:

WHAT: National web chat hosted by Human Rights Campaign

WHO: HRC Family Project Director Ellen Kahn; AdoptUSKids Project Manager Kathy Ledesma; CEO and Founder of Roots Inc. Toni Oliver, and Dennis Patrick,a foster/adoptive parent and LGBT parenting expert

WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

HOW: To participate the day of the chat, visit the following link:

For more information on HRC’s work with National Adoption Month visit,

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.