Entry #4459: Same-sex adoption in Egypt

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RegionEgypt
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusIllegal
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionSingle parent adoption is only available for women who were previously married. Fostering is only available for opposite sex married couples.
Sourceshttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html https://www.laprensalatina.com/the-challenge-of-adopting-in-egypt-amid-religious-prohibition-social-taboo/


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Revision by beeurd

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NoteSingle parent adoption is only available for women who were previously married. Forstering is only available for opposite sex married couples.Single parent adoption is only available for women who were previously married. Fostering is only available for opposite sex married couples.

Revision by beeurd

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ValueSingle onlyIllegal
NoteNo Laws in place for same sex couples. As well homosexuality is currently illegal.Single parent adoption is only available for women who were previously married. Forstering is only available for opposite sex married couples.
Sourceshttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.htmlhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html https://www.laprensalatina.com/the-challenge-of-adopting-in-egypt-amid-religious-prohibition-social-taboo/

Revision by Ausyk

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NoteNo Laws in place for same sex couples.No Laws in place for same sex couples. As well homosexuality is currently illegal.
Reports (6)
  • Status is not correct "Adoption for an openly-gay person is not possible in Egypt. Only foster care exists as the closest legal system to adoption in Egypt — and it's limited to previously-married single mothers/ female guardians."
  • Status is not correct "Adoption is not legal in Egypt. Fostering a child fully, is limited to single women under very strict conditions. An openly-gay person will not be able to foster in Egypt, not as a single person nor as a part of a couple."
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  • Status is not correct "Legal joint adoption in Egypt for same-sex/same-gender couple is not possible. Adoption is complicated due to religious reasons, and it's difficult to consider adoption at large legal in English An alternative to adoption by the name "Kafaala" (similar to fostering) exiats, but is available only for married opposite-sex couples, and some single women. "
  • Status is not correct "Adoption is illegal for all people, including single people and opposite-sex married couples in Egypt."
  • Status is not correct "Adoption, per se, is illegal in Egypt. However, foster care is legal strictly for married heterosexual couples."

Revision by Ausyk

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NoteNoNo Laws in place for same sex couples.

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ValueIllegalSingle only
NoteMarriage requirement so it is defacto illegal. As well homosexuality is illegal. But it is not criminalized.No

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SourcesNohttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html

Revision by Ausyk

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Start Date2017-10-070000-01-01
NoteMarriage requirement so it is defacto illegal. As well homosexuality is illegal.Marriage requirement so it is defacto illegal. As well homosexuality is illegal. But it is not criminalized.

Revision by Ausyk

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NoteMarriage requirement so it is defacto illegal.Marriage requirement so it is defacto illegal. As well homosexuality is illegal.

Revision by Ausyk

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Start Date0000-01-012017-10-07

Revision by Ausyk

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NoteNoMarriage requirement so it is defacto illegal.

Ausyk created this entry.