January 23, 2019

Same Sex Couples Can Now Adopt in Queensland

Single people also allowed to adopt under new law  

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Queensland Parliament passed a legislation that would allow same sex couples, singles and people undergoing fertility treatment to adopt.

Despite opposition of clauses that expanded eligibility criteria to singles and same sex couples by two MPs, the legislation was supported by independents Rob Pyne and Billy Gordon and was passed overnight.  Communities

Minister Shannon Fentiman said according to Brisbane Times, “It is time for Queensland to join other Australian states and territories to remove this discrimination from our adoption laws-For too long Queensland’s LGBTI community has been barred from even considering meeting the needs of a child through adoption as an option.”

Queensland is joining states other than South Australia and Northern territories in allowing same-sex adoption.

In Thailand, same-sex marriages are not recognized by Thailand law and Thai- adoption law requires that the couple looking to adopt must be married. There have been talks to legalize same-sex marriages, but for far nothing has come to fruition.

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Chaninat & Leeds Lawyers specialize in child adoption cases for non-Thai parents living in Thailand and also step-parent adoption of biological children of their spouses in Thailand

After the World War II, U.S citizens have adopted thousands of children from foreign countries. According to Creating a Family, more than 17,416 children were adopted internationally in 2008 alone.

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