Entry #1900: Same-sex adoption in Azerbaijan

Original entry by danlev danlev ()

RegionAzerbaijan
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusIllegal
Start DateDec 28, 1999
End Datenow
DescriptionAccording to a study by the Council of Europe or the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, same-sex couples cannot adopt since Article 120 of the Family Code (1999) states that joint adoption is only allowed for married couples. The report suggests that in principle, there aren't any legal restrictions around adopting as an individual — gay or straight — however, all individuals are usually denied the right to adopt.
Sourceshttp://www.coe.int/t/Commissioner/Source/LGBT/AzerbaijanLegal_E.pdf http://www.adoptintl.com/azerbaijan-adoption.htm
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