University of Wisconsin–Madison

Transgender Rights Toolkit: A Legal Guide for Trans People and Their Advocates

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights
Often times, misperceptions and prejudices about transgender people may fuel custody disputes; judges and adoption agencies sometimes try to stop transgender adults from bringing children into their lives and even try to remove them from their homes. This fact sheet addresses some basic questions about the issues transgender parents face during custody and visitation disputes. It also offers practical advice and resources for transgender parents and their families seeking to protect themselves against challenges to their parental rights.

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