Retrieved 26 July The decision of the Constitutional Court in the case of Du Toit v Minister of Welfare and Population Development amended the Child Care Act, to allow both joint adoption and stepparent adoption by "permanent same-sex life partners". As of February 13th we have 3 spots available. Archived from the original on 22 February In Australiasame-sex adoption is legal in all states and territories since April
Scientific research indicates that the children of same-sex couples fare just as well or even better than the children of opposite-sex couples.
Adoption agencies could refuse same-sex couples under measure OK'd by House panel
Decisions by the supreme court set a precedent. Because the numbers are small adoption agencies may not have experience of transgender people who wish to adopt. Retrieved 15 August Retrieved from " https: There are well established organisations that offer support groups and information for LGBT people who have adopted or are thinking of adopting. There has been encouraging research recently into parenting by lesbian and gay adopters.
Archived from the original on 5 May A January ruling of the Israeli Supreme Court allowed stepchild adoptions for same-sex couples. Does Parental Sexual Orientation Matter? In Chile, same-sex couples are allowed to apply to adopt a child. A partner who is not a biological parent of a child can share parental responsibilities with a biological parent or parents if they agree to it, or if the court decides it is in the best interest of a child. In Bulgariaaccording to the Ministry of Justice the laws regarding adoption "lack a norm, concerning the sexual orientation of the individuals".