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Culture > Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Same-sex adoption.

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COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Andorra Legal since 2005
Argentina Legal since 2010.
Austria / Biological step-child adoption only
Belgium Yes (since 2006)
Brazil Single gay persons explicitly accepted since 1996, Legal since 2010.
Bulgaria Single gay persons may adopt
Canada / Varies by province and territory.
Chile / Single gay persons may adopt
Colombia single person, no matter her/his sexual orientation may adopt. First case of step-child adoption, Court ordered.
Croatia Only single gay person may adopt (institution similar to biological step-child adoption proposed)
Cyprus No
Czech Republic Single gay persons may adopt
Denmark Yes (since 2010)
Ecuador (Constitutional ban)
Estonia Only married couples can adopt
Finland / Step-child adoption only (full joint adoption under consideration)
France Yes (since 2013)
Gambia No specific prohibition
Germany / Biological or successive step-child adoption only (full joint adoption proposed)
Greece No
Honduras (Constitutional ban)
Hungary No
Iceland Legal since 2006
Ireland Single gay persons may adopt. Step Child adoption under consideration.
Israel / step adoptions prohibited
Italy Only married couples can adopt
Latvia Only married couples can adopt
Lithuania Only married couples can adopt
Luxembourg Single gay persons may adopt (joint adoption under consideration)
Malta No (under consideration)
Mexico / Joint adoption legal in Mexico City (2010) and Coahuila (2014).
Nepal Under consideration
Netherlands Yes
Norway Legal since 2009
Poland Single gay persons may adopt
Portugal Single gay persons may adopt
Romania No
Slovakia No
Slovenia No, (proposed)
South Africa Legal since 2002 (joint and step-parent)
Spain Yes
Sweden Yes (since 2003)
Switzerland / Biological step-child adoption only.
Tanzania A couple must be married to adopt a child jointly.
United Kingdom Yes (since 2002 in England and Wales, 2009 in Scotland and 2013 in Northern Ireland)
United States / Single gay persons may adopt, laws on couples vary by state
Uruguay Legal since 2009.
Venezuela (Constitutional ban)

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