When it comes to adoption, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions that float around. Most people assume that same-sex couples can't adopt, but this isn't true. In fact, more and more same-sex couples are adopting every year. If you're a same-sex couple looking to adopt, here are a few commonly asked questions to help you understand your options. What's the Difference Between Same-Sex Adoption and Heterosexual Adoption? There are a few ways that same-sex adoptions can differ from heterosexual adoptions.