Sunday, January 13, 2008

How to Become an Advocate for Gay Adoption in Oklahoma


Adoption is not only an easy way to start a family for people who cannot do so biologically, it also helps a child get the love and support of a family. But gay couples face a number of challenges for adoption that heterosexual couples do not. If you feel strongly for this cause, endorse it. Read on to learn how to become an advocate for gay adoption in Oklahoma.


Difficulty: Moderate



Step One

Inquire about the laws for gay adoption in Oklahoma.

Step Two

Go online and search the Web for information on legal matters pertaining to gay adoption in the state of Oklahoma.

Step Three

Visit government Web sites. Read legal books and talk to attorneys to learn more about laws in this state. Check out the Resources section below for useful links.

Step Four

Study the laws carefully regarding this issue. The State of Oklahoma permits single GLBT adoption for singles. However, the rules on gay couple adoption are not clear. Also, the laws on individual adopting his or her same-sex partner’s child are not clearly defined.

Step Five

Seek cooperation from various national organizations that support gay adoption. See the Resources section below for useful links.

Step Six

Join several like-minded individuals who want to work for gay adoption. Form a non-profit organization. Arrange meetings, seminars and community forums.

Step Seven

Take political action on issues important to Oklahoma’s LGBT community such as gay adoption. Learn more by visiting some of the Web sites given in the Resources section.

Step Eight

Conduct meetings, seminars and public debates to promote the issue. Encourage more and more people to join the movement for gay adoptio

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