Retrieved 29 December Retrieved 23 November The results were qualitative in nature, relying on truthfulness of the participants' answers. In Januarythe Constitutional Court of Austria found the existing laws on adoption to be unconstitutional and ordered the laws to be changed by 31 December to allow joint adoption by same-sex couples in Austria. He set a deadline of January 6, for the Department of Health to reply to plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment. Biology Birth order Demographics Environment Heterosexual—homosexual continuum Homosexuality and psychology Kinsey scale Klein Grid Neuroscience Prenatal hormones Sexual inversion Sexual orientation change efforts Conversion therapy Sexual orientation identity Timeline of sexual orientation and medicine. The Supreme Court of Alabama agreed, voiding the decree's recognition in-state and nullifying the parental rights of V.
Furthermore, some form of step-child adoption is legal for same-sex couples in five countries.
LGBT adoption in the United States
The existing body of research on outcomes for children with LGBT parents includes limited studies that consider the specific case of adoption. In Arkansas, state Circuit Judge Tim Fox of Pulaski County ruled on December 1,that a state law restricting parental identification on birth certificates to heterosexual couples was unconstitutional. A government-sponspored adoption law in Uruguay allowing LGBT adoption was approved by the lower house on 28 Augustand by the Senate on 9 September Retrieved 5 November Biology Birth order Demographics Environment Heterosexual—homosexual continuum Homosexuality and psychology Kinsey scale Klein Grid Neuroscience Prenatal hormones Sexual inversion Sexual orientation change efforts Conversion therapy Sexual orientation identity Timeline of sexual orientation and medicine. Lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT topics.
On November 16, V. On May 16,the Every Child Deserves a Family act was introduced to congress, but was never enacted. Legal challenges to those laws, some pending in lower courts, eventually could come to the Supreme Court. No laws allowing adoption by same-sex couples. Currently there are no specific barriers preventing an LGBT individual from adopting children, except that a male individual cannot adopt a female child. From toseven national polling organizations asked certain representative sections of Americans their opinions regarding the legalization of same-sex adoption, with the main question being "Do you think there should or should not be adoption rights for gays and lesbians so they can legally adopt children? Sexuality Research and Social Policy.