Today is the one year anniversary of the fall of Florida's anti-gay adoption ban.
Over the past year, hundreds of parents have finally been able to adopt the children they have been raising but they now have the legal protections only adoption can provide. Others have stepped forward to adopt children stuck in foster care who want desperately to have a permanent family and a loving forever home.
This victory has been years in the making. It belongs to every plaintiff and lawyer who challenged this ban in court over the years. It belongs to everyone who lobbied the legislature and helped shift public opinion. And most of all it belongs to every family that stood up to tell their real-life story and, by doing so, refuted the lies at the heart of this ban.
We want to showcase the love our families share because nothing changes hearts and minds more than seeing the joy in our families.
To all of you proud parents, we invite you to help us commemorate this amazing victory by sending in your favorite family photo. It only takes a few minutes to share your joy. Use the form below to share a photo of your family today.
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