Family Equality Council Releases 'The Call,' Gay Adoption Video

Nov 07, 2013 | Updated Feb 02, 2016

The Family Council released a short and striking mock-documentary this week that chronicles the experiences and struggles of a gay couple attempting to adopt a child.

Titled "The Call," the short film is a part of The Family Council's "Allies For Adoption" campaign in conjunction with National Adoption Month, which attempts to break down barriers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples that wish to have children.

As the video notes, there are currently 400,000 children in foster care waiting for a home and a huge number of LGBT couples waiting to be able to adopt them. Unfortunately, many states make it particularly difficult for LGBT adults to adopt children and become parents.

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