News Video: Arizona Judge Allows Same-Sex Couples to Adopt Together

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Denalee Chapman May 02, 2015
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An Arizona same-sex couple is legally married but was required to file adoption and foster parent applications separately.

However, now Governor Doug Ducey has made it legal for same-sex couples in Arizona to adopt and to foster children as a couple.  “We’ve been clear and we’ve been consistent—we want to be pro-adoption,” Ducey said Thursday. “There’s 17,000 kids that are in the care of the state. I want to see them in loving homes under the legal structure.”

And so now Meg and Kelly, as well as other same-sex couples in Arizona, have started their paperwork again, this time as a couple rather than as individuals.

Watch the video here. 

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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