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LGBTQ+ Teen Seeks Forever Family After Abandonment by Adoptive Parents

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told Oklahoma City's NBC affiliate their family stopped loving them — seven years after they adopted the child through the foster care system. “It was nice, but then they like — they started not loving me anymore for who I was, being LGBTQ,” Dax said.

Dax, who loves school and raising chickens, is hoping another family will step up to the plate, possibly a same-sex couple or someone more understanding of different identities.Unfortunately, Oklahoma does not make it easy for same-sex couples or LGBTQ+ people to adopt or foster children.

The state passed a law in 2018 that allows foster and adoption agencies to reject prospective parents if it “would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies.” Several states have.

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