World

Pride: Map shows where LGBT adoption is still illegal

Map showing where LGBT+ adoption is legal

Only 25% of 247 countries have legalized adoption for the LGBT+ community (Image: The Edit)

LGBT+ couples around the world continue to face discrimination when it comes to starting a family, despite millions of children living in orphanages.

According to a new analysis, only 25% of the 247 countries surveyed have legalized adoption for LGBTQ+ people.

Three quarters (75%) do not allow queer couples to adopt together and 13% said it was totally illegal. Less than half allow single adoption.

Most recently, this was legalized in Chile, Switzerland and Croatia last year and Costa Rica in 2020, but more work is needed to achieve full equality with straight parents.

Countries where it is still banned include Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, China and Morocco.

It has been 20 years since the Adoption and Children Act came into force in the UK in 2002.

Adoption by LGBT+ couples has increased year on year for the past nine years and has only declined in 2021, most likely due to the pandemic.

Young gay parents with their daughter have fun in the park

In 2021, LGBT+ adoption was legalized in Chile, Switzerland and Croatia (Image: Getty)

According to data from the Department of Education for Adoption in England, one in five or 520 adopters identified as queer in the past year – an increase from just 6% in 2013.

Jo-Ann Swanston-King, Adoptions Manager at Barnardo’s, told The Edit that recruiting potential adopters aims to reach a “more diverse spectrum including LGBT+ people”.

“In England it is against the law to refuse someone an application to register their interest in adoption because of their sexuality,” she said.

“There are some agencies that have more experience recruiting, training and approving LGBT+ adopters.

“So if you’re interested in adopting as an LGBT+ person, it’s important that you find an agency that you think is right to support you on your adoption journey.”

Ms. Swanston-King explained that the assessment process is the same for straight and queer couples and singles and should take around six months.

Since 2003 it has been carried out in two stages.

Stage one involves the agency performing legal checks and referencing and preparation by the prospective adopter. Phase two is the assessment process and should take approximately four months.

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk.

For more stories like this, Visit our news page.


Metro.co.uk celebrates 50 years of pride

This year we are celebrating 50 years of Pride so it only seems fitting that Metro.co.uk goes above and beyond in our ongoing LGBTQ+ support with a wealth of content that not only celebrates all things Pride, but also share stories, take time to reflect and raise awareness for the community this Pride month.

MORE: Find all of Metro.co.uk’s Pride coverage here

And we also have some big names on board to help us. From a list of famous guest editors taking over the site for a week, including Rob Rinder, Nicholas Adams, Peter Tatchel, Kimberly Hart Simpson, John White, Anna Richardson and Dr Ranjwe will also have the likes Sir Ian McKellen and drag race stars the vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Tia Kofi offer their insights.

During Pride Month, which runs June 1-30, Metro.co.uk is also supporting Kyiv Pride, a Ukrainian charity forced to work harder than ever to protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community in times of conflict , as well as the youth homelessness charity AKT. To learn more about their work and what you can do to support them, click here.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/14/pride-map-reveals-where-lgbt-adoption-is-still-illegal-16825670/ Pride: Map shows where LGBT adoption is still illegal

Justin Scacco

InternetCloning is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@internetcloning.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button