Entry #349: Same-sex adoption in Taiwan

Current Version

RegionTaiwan
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusStep-child adoption only
Start DateMay 24, 2019
End DateJan 13, 2022
DescriptionThe same-sex marriage law (that passed the Legislative Yuan in May 2019) grants married same-sex couples the right to adopt children genetically related to one of the partners.
Sourceshttp://www.theadoptionguide.com/options/adoption-from-taiwan.php https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-lgbt-familyplanning-feature-tr-idUSKBN1YR02P https://www.taiwantoday.tw/news.php?unit=2,6,10,15,18&post=150370


Revision History (2)

Revision by _it4_

Old Value New Value (Current)
Start Date0000-01-012019-05-24
End Date9999-12-122022-01-13
NoteThe child must be biologically related to one of the parents.The same-sex marriage law (that passed the Legislative Yuan in May 2019) grants married same-sex couples the right to adopt children genetically related to one of the partners.
Sourceshttp://www.theadoptionguide.com/options/adoption-from-taiwan.php https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-lgbt-familyplanning-feature-tr-idUSKBN1YR02Phttp://www.theadoptionguide.com/options/adoption-from-taiwan.php https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-lgbt-familyplanning-feature-tr-idUSKBN1YR02P https://www.taiwantoday.tw/news.php?unit=2,6,10,15,18&post=150370

Revision by beeurd

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueLegalStep-child adoption only
Start Date Unknownmonth
NoteUnsure of Date. Taiwan does not prohibit same-sex adoption however Taiwan does not recognize same-sex marriages.The child must be biologically related to one of the parents.
Sourceshttp://www.theadoptionguide.com/options/adoption-from-taiwan.phphttp://www.theadoptionguide.com/options/adoption-from-taiwan.php https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-lgbt-familyplanning-feature-tr-idUSKBN1YR02P
Reports (15)
  • Status is not correct "“Full joint adoption since 2022“ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Taiwan "
  • Newer law has been passed "regarding same sex marriage -- legal since May 2019"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct ""Taiwan does not recognize same-sex marriages". Marriage is now legal"
  • Newer law has been passed "Taiwan accept same sad marriage now so the problem that Taiwan didn’t allow same sax marriage is solved."
  • Status is not correct "Currently, the same-sex marriage law only allows a homosexual person to adopt the biological child of their partner."
  • Status is not correct "Same-sex marriage is legalized since May 24th, 2019. Taiwan does not prohibit same-sex persons from adopting children. However, once married, one in the same-sex marriage is only able to adopt children of blood relation of the other. They are not able to adopt children with no blood relation. And once married, they cannot adopt children without blood relation jointly under the current law."
  • Other "Legal, but the child must be biologically related to one of the adoptive parents, also Taiwan does recognize same sex marriage now https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-lgbt-familyplanning-feature-tr-idUSKBN1YR02P"
  • Note field is incorrect
  • Status is not correct "Same sex marriage has been legalized in Taiwan so this paragraph is incorrect"
  • Status is not correct "Taiwan legalized same sex marriage in 2019 and officially recognizes these relationships. "
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Taiwan recognize single adoption by LGBT individual and step-child adoption in a same-sex marriage relationship. However, Taiwan has not yet legalize joint adoption by same-sex couples."
  • Status is not correct "According to Taiwanese law, single individual can legally adopt children. However, since same-sex couple have no legal status, they can't adopt children together."

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