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This study is based on the bibliometric analysis of research publications that focus on highlighting the impact of homosexuality on the process of adoption of children. The primary objective of this study is to analyze the frequency of publications focusing on the impact of parental sexual orientation on the process of adoption in different countries. The data required for this study was collected from the Scopus database and was analyzed using VOSviewer software. Literature published from 2000 to January 2021 were extracted and analyzed. A total of 284 documents which are classified into articles, letters, editorials, conference papers, and reviews are included in this study. Tables, charts, maps and graphs have been used for analyzing and presenting the collected data. The study exposed that the impact of homosexuality on the adoption process, particularly its impact on parental capacity and child development, is an under-researched area in many countries. Better funding and enhanced research in this area is therefore recommended.