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Connecticut recruiting LGBT families to adopt, foster kids

By SUSAN HAIGH

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s child welfare agency has launched an initiative to actively recruit members of the state’s LGBT community to become foster and adoptive parents, bucking recent efforts in some states to curtail gay adoptions.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday that Connecticut wants to be known as a state that welcomes and embraces the LGBT community, especially considering there are 4,300 children in state care and about half of them likely won’t return to their biological families.

“We just have to get this word out,” Malloy said. “We have to get more of our children placed with our families in our state.”

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