LGBT adoption

  • lgbt adoption is the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (lgbt+) people. this may be in the form of a joint adoption by a same-sex couple, adoption by one partner of a same-sex couple of the other's biological child (step-child adoption), or adoption by a single lgbt+ person. joint adoption by same-sex couples is legal in twenty-seven countries as well as several subnational jurisdictions and dependent territories. furthermore, some form of step-child adoption is legal for same-sex couples in five countries. given that constitutions and statutes usually do not address the adoption rights of lgbt persons, judicial decisions often determine whether they can serve as parents either individually or as couples.

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LGBT adoption is the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) people. This may be in the form of a joint adoption by a same-sex couple, adoption by one partner of a same-sex couple of the other's biological child (step-child adoption), or adoption by a single LGBT+ person. Joint adoption by same-sex couples is legal in twenty-seven countries as well as several subnational jurisdictions and dependent territories. Furthermore, some form of step-child adoption is legal for same-sex couples in five countries. Given that constitutions and statutes usually do not address the adoption rights of LGBT persons, judicial decisions often determine whether they can serve as parents either individually or as couples.