Queer inclusions, continental divisions: A partner who is not a biological parent of a child can share parental responsibilities with a biological parent or parents if they agree to it, or if the court decides it is in the best interest of a child. Pros and Cons Adoption is a great way for same-sex couples to grow their families, but there are some advantages and challenges of adoption to take into consideration before beginning the adoption process. Whoever is adopting them should meet rigorous standards. These studies are sometimes biased depending on who has done the research. LGBT rights in Australia.
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Community Culture. August When a gay couple adopts, it is common for one partner to adopt and the second to then apply to the court as a second parent or co-parent.
Joint adoption by same-sex couples is legal in the following subnational jurisdictions or dependent territories:.