Entry #10045: Same-sex adoption in Estonia

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RegionEstonia
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusStep-child adoption only
Start DateJan 2017
End DateJan 1, 2024
DescriptionIn February of 2017, a lesbian woman successfully adopted her partner’s child. Since then, many other same-sex couples adopted their partners child. In 2020 a same-sex couple adopted a child. Theoretically, infertile couples may be able to jointly adopt non-biological but it is unclear if this applies to same-sex couples.
Sourceshttps://loc.gov/item/global-legal-monitor/2016-01-14/estonia-legalization-of-civil-partnerships/#:~:text=(Registered%20Partnership%20Act%2C%20%C2%A7%C2%A7,before%20entering%20into%20a%20partnership.


Revision History (3)

Deleted by Markissik. Adding the ending date due to the new entry

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date(NONE)Jan 1, 2024

Revision by SunnyDex. Edited adoption status.

Old Value New Value
ValueLegalStep-child adoption only
NoteIn February of 2017, a lesbian woman successfully adopted her partner’s child. Since then, many other same-sex couples adopted their partners child.

In 2020 a same-sex couple adopted a child.
In February of 2017, a lesbian woman successfully adopted her partner’s child. Since then, many other same-sex couples adopted their partners child.

In 2020 a same-sex couple adopted a child.

Theoretically, infertile couples may be able to jointly adopt non-biological but it is unclear if this applies to same-sex couples.
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In February of 2017, a lesbian woman successfully adopted her partner’s child. Since then, many other same-sex couples adopted their partners child. In 2020 a same-sex couple adopted a child. child. Theoretically, infertile couples may be able to jointly adopt non-biological but it is unclear if this applies to same-sex couples.
Sourceshttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Estoniahttps://loc.gov/item/global-legal-monitor/2016-01-14/estonia-legalization-of-civil-partnerships/#:~:text=(Registered%20Partnership%20Act%2C%20%C2%A7%C2%A7,before%20entering%20into%20a%20partnership.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Estonia https://loc.gov/item/global-legal-monitor/2016-01-14/estonia-legalization-of-civil-partnerships/#:~:text=(Registered%20Partnership%20Act%2C%20%C2%A7%C2%A7,before%20entering%20into%20a%20partnership.
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "https://news.err.ee/1609012469/historic-decision-estonia-legalizes-same-sex-marriage"

Revision by Meelis

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueStep-child adoption onlyLegal
Start DateFeb 2017Jan 2017
NoteIn February of 2017, a lesbian woman successfully adopted her partner’s child. Since then, many other same-sex couples adopted their partners child.In February of 2017, a lesbian woman successfully adopted her partner’s child. Since then, many other same-sex couples adopted their partners child.

In 2020 a same-sex couple adopted a child.
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In February of 2017, a lesbian woman successfully adopted her partner’s child. Since then, many other same-sex couples adopted their partners child. child. In 2020 a same-sex couple adopted a child.

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