Post submitted by JP Regis, Manager, HRC’s Children, Youth &
Throughout November, HRC is proud to celebrate National Adoption
Month (NAM), a nationwide effort to bring awareness to the more
than 400,000 children and youth waiting for a permanent family.
This month is an opportunity to tell the stories of adoptive
families around the country. In connection with HRC’s celebration
Awareness Week (November 14-18) we are thrilled to share the
story of an adoptive family in Florida in which one of the parents
happens to be transgender.
Kari and Quinn got married back in 2011. Two years after they
married, Quinn began transitioning to his true gender. About a year
into Quinn’s transition, the couple had an opportunity to adopt a
son and start their family. After doing their research, Kari and
Quinn found Connecting Hearts Adoption Services, one of HRC’s All
Children – All Families certified-Leader agencies and, with the
agency’s help, Kari and Quinn were able to adopt Tristan.
The couple spoke to HRC and reflected on how welcomed…