Resources for LGBTQ Iowans seeking legal help
These resources can help you navigate the legal barriers that face LGBTQ members and families. Find local and national support for topics such as foster parenting, adoption, and LGBTQ parenting.
One Iowa proudly provides a list of resources for LGBTQ Iowans and allies. Inclusion on our website does not warrant or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or outcome. You must fully vet each resource.
If you are seeking an LGBTQ-inclusive lawyer, please email One Iowa Program Coordinator Max Mowitz.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has compiled a series of questions to ask yourself before you start the adoption process.
HRC’s overview of adoption options.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) created a brief overview about fostering and what foster parents can expect from the process.
To become a foster parent in the state of Iowa, you must go through the Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association (IFAPA). On the IFAPA site, you can find the necessary DHS forms as well as a foster parent handbook to start the process of becoming a foster parent.
FamilyEquality.org offers extensive resources to LGBT parents including:
- Starting parent groups
- Event planning for parent groups
- Talking to children about families
- LGBT Family-friendly children’s books