LGBT Parents Struggle to Adopt in Some States




In 2013, Chad Hollis and Philip Chan couldn’t figure out the best way to start a family. The young newlyweds, like many others, faced a maze of restrictive state adoption laws. Marriage equality upended some hurdles, but LGBT people still face discrimination from individual social workers. Emrys Eller reports.

Philip Chan and Chad Hollis pose with their daughter, Madelyn, outside a church in Cleveland. by Heather Neu, 2015.

Philip Chan and Chad Hollis pose with their daughter, Madelyn, outside a church in Cleveland. by Heather Neu, 2015.