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Last year, the court authorized adoption rights for gay couples in which one member is a biological parent. But this time, the court voted to change three clauses in the law that protects infants and adolescents, ruling that all minors have a right to some type of family. But the Catholic Church, which wields considerable influence throughout mostly conservative Colombia, had come out against the measure days before the court heard arguments.
This study aimed to identify the social representations of adoption by homosexual couples in the Brazilian reality. Structured interviews and sociodemographic questionnaires were used and were analyzed using the IRaMuTeQ software, which organized the social representations into classes of lexical proximity. Results showed, a Descending Hierarchical Classification, with two classes in the corpus of same-sex parent adoption and five classes in the corpus about childhood development.
Protecting the best interests of a child is one of the. How are same-sex families treated under federal financial laws? How are same-sex families treated under state and territory financial laws? How should federal law change to protect the best interests of all children?
While the defeat of the Aderholt Amendment is a positive development, more work remains to be done. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people planning on fostering or adopting children in the US have a victory to celebrate. That amendment would have allowed child welfare providers to refuse to place children with LGBT parents.
Since then, the number of children adopted by lesbian, gay, bi or trans parents has grown year on year. CoramBAAF research showed that while most heterosexual couples expected to become parents as a matter of course, this was less frequently the case for same-sex couples. This was particularly true of gay dads, many of whom thought their sexual identity was incompatible with parenthood — despite having always felt paternal.
SINGAPORE - The authorities are reviewing adoption laws, as well as looking into the issue of surrogacy, following a recent landmark case involving a gay father adopting his biological child who was conceived through a surrogate in the United States. Even so, Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee stressed the Government's position on same-sex parenthood, saying it does not support the formation of families by gay parents. The boy was conceived through commercial surrogacy.
Oklahoma and Kansas recently passed laws that religious adoption agencies do not have to work with same-sex couples if they don't want to. That's a law that's already on the books in seven other state. The foster care system in this country has been home to about half a million children every year for the last 10 years. There's a debate happening about who has the right to take care of those children permanently.
Prior to several rulings by the Supreme Court of the United States, adoption laws varied widely by state. Some states granted full adoption rights to same-sex couples, while others banned it entirely or only allowed the partner in a same-sex relationship to adopt the biological child of the other partner. On March 31,a Federal District Court struck down Mississippi's ban on same-sex couples from adoption.
When marriage equality seemed a distant dream, some found a creative way to realize the legal benefits of family. Instead, some changed the legal status of their union to father and son or mother and daughter. In a way, commitments like these trumped even the presumed longevity of marriage because the bond between parent and child in America is legally irrevocable: The law cements them as parent and child for life. And that became a problem for some couples.