Entry #253: Same-sex adoption in Germany

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RegionGermany
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusStep-child adoption only
Start DateFeb 19, 2013
End DateSep 30, 2017
DescriptionSame-sex couples in Germany can legally adopt a step-child, biological or not of the other partner.
Sourceshttp://www.dw.de/germany-strengthens-gay-adoption-rights/a-16612531


Revision History (3)

Revision by beeurd

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End Date9999-12-122017-09-30

Revision by vviet93

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ValueLegalStep-child adoption only
NoteSame-sex couples in Germany can legally adopt a child together.Same-sex couples in Germany can legally adopt a step-child, biological or not of the other partner.
Reports (25)
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Since the legalisation of same-sex marriage in 2017, the adoption rights of same-sex spouses are equal to those of opposite-gender marriages"
  • Newer law has been passed "Now allowed since 2017."
  • Status is not correct "Since same sex couples are allowed to marry, they are granted the same adoption rights as straight people, means gay couples are also avle to adopt children none of them are blood related too. So adoption is fully legal for same sex couples in Germany"
  • Status is not correct "Legal"
  • Other "Both Status and Date are incorrect, as it was Legalised in Germany in 2017"
  • Status is not correct "full adoption rights"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Full adoption legal since 2017"
  • Status is not correct "Change in law 2018 or 2019 with gay marriage"
  • Status is not correct "It has been allowed since 2017"
  • Status is not correct "Already legal"
  • Newer law has been passed "https://www.lebenspartnerschaft.de/aktuelles/adoption-bei-gleichgeschlechtlichen-paaren.html"
  • Status is not correct
  • Newer law has been passed "It is now legal for joint adoption by homosexual couples"
  • Status is not correct "LGBT Parents can adopt a child since 1.october 2017 - it is already legal."
  • Status is not correct "Full adoption rights"
  • Status is not correct "gay couples that are married have the same rights as straight married couples https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40684820"
  • Newer law has been passed "Now that full marriage is legal, Germany allows Joint adoption by Gay Couples"
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Status is not correct "No"
  • Status is not correct "Along with full marriage equality adoptions are now legal since Oct 2017"
  • Newer law has been passed "Since 1 October 2017 all same-sex adoptions in Germany are legal. That's a result of equal marriage legislation."
  • Status is not correct "Germany passed a law with it's Bundestag in October 2017 that legalized adoption to gay couples (http://www.dw.com/en/germanys-bundestag-passes-bill-on-same-sex-marriage/a-39483785)"

Revision by danlev

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NoteSame-sex couples in Germany can legally adopt a child together.
Reports (4)
  • Status is not correct "They can't adopt together. One can adopt and then the other is allowed to adopt this child too. But they can't adopt TOGETHER."
  • Status is not correct "LGBT couples do not have full adoption rights in Germany, they may only adopt the child of their partner in order to become a legal guardian. Adopting a child born to different parents is not allowed."
  • Status is not correct "Only step-child adoption is currently possible, see http://www.dw.de/germany-strengthens-gay-adoption-rights/a-16612531"
  • Status is not correct "in Germany only stepchild adoption is possible right now. Joint adoption is yes not possible for same-sex couples in civil unions. "In 2013, Germany's highest court ruled that if one partner in a same-sex relationship has adopted a child, the other partner has the right to become the adoptive mother or father of that child as well, in what is known as "successive adoptions." --> http://www.dw.de/germany-strengthens-gay-adoption-rights/a-16612531 "

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