Main article: LGBT parenting. In Januarythe Constitutional Court of Austria found the existing laws on adoption to be unconstitutional and ordered the laws to be changed by 31 December to allow joint adoption by same-sex couples in Austria.
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By Daniele Johnson. Throughout the history of gay adoption, same-sex couples have often faced barriers to growing their families and have had to fight for equal adoption rights. Because the child already has an established set of morals, values, beliefs, and knowledge, he or she might not be readily able to accept new standards that are set by the adoptive parents.
Civil unions and domestic partnerships afford many of the rights of marriage, thus marriage should not be expanded to include same-sex couples. Marriage is an internationally recognized human right for all people.
While 56 per cent of those questioned backed same-sex marriage in the British Social Attitudes Survey , the most recent poll on the issue, only 48 per cent said gay couples should have the same right to adopt as heterosexual couples. The commonly held assumption that children brought up by lesbian mothers will themselves grow up to be lesbian or gay is not supported by the findings," said the researchers, Susan Golombok and Fiona Tasker, of the Family and Child Psychology Research Center at City University in London.
We got to know her in the background and kept in touch as we felt she could complete her own family first. Advances in Social Work.