LGBT Adoption

If you are an LGBT person who is hoping to start or add to your family through adoption, you have come to the right place! Wide Horizons For Children has been helping orphaned children find their forever families for more than 40 years.

LGBT couples can choose from two Wide Horizons For Children adoption programs: Colombia for children of all ages or Domestic for infants.

LGBT Adoption

Adopting from Colombia

Adoption is open to all married couples as well as single men and women. Families of Colombian heritage can expect an expedited application process. Children of all ages need families. Host to Adopt program for older children is also available in partnership with Kidsave. Generous subsidies are available for eligible Waiting Children. Learn more about adopting from Colombia.


The following applicants are eligible for the Wide Horizons For Children Colombia Adoption program. Please note that eligibility requirements for adoptive parents are usually determined by adoption officials in the child’s birth country.


  • Married couples should be married for three years or more; premarital cohabitation recognized
  • Oldest applicant must be no more than 45 years older than youngest child being adopted.
  • Exceptions on a case by case basis for up to a 50 year age difference between parent and child.
  • Gay or Lesbian applicants welcome
  • Single men may adopt boys only
  • Openness to mild/moderate medical needs required for children under age 8
  • Adoptive parents of Colombian heritage are eligible to adopt children of any age, with no medical needs

Please note that the above criteria are not all-inclusive; all international programs require proof of financial stability and have additional restrictions with respect to criminal history, physical and mental health.

Download our Adoption Information Guide about our programs, services and fees

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Domestic Adoption

Through the Wide Horizons For Children Domestic Adoption program, many applicants are successful in becoming adoptive parents often in much less time than it takes to adopt internationally.

You can adopt a newborn through this program and have the opportunity for an open relationship with your child’s biological family. Children of all races and ethnicities are available and eligibility criteria are flexible. Families are especially needed for African-American children. You must have an approved home study from Wide Horizons For Children to be eligible for this program. Subsidies may be available for eligible children. Learn more about adopting domestically.


Eligibility criteria are flexible. Since expectant parents choose adoptive parents, there are no set criteria with respect to age, race, marital status, sexual orientation or family composition.
Married or unmarried heterosexual or LGBT couples, single women and men are welcome to apply. African-American birth parents often express a preference for African-American adoptive families. If you share this heritage with the birth family, you may have a shorter wait to become a parent.
The Wide Horizons Domestic Adoption program is open to families living in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont and certain counties in New York. Call us to see if we serve your area!