Public Interest Law Reporter

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With the major judicial holding of Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court of the United States legally recognized same sex-marriage. Advocates of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community celebrated in the granting of what many deemed a fundamental right. Now, with the ability to freely marry, same-sex couples are looking to grow their family through adoption, with some adoption agencies seeing a slight increase in upwards of 700 applicants a month. This article will address the legal challenges, and proposed solutions, to expanding American same-sex couples' legal rights to adopt children outside of the United States.