Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Live News - "Gay adoption hits international hitch" by Kelly Fedor

There are claims Australia's adoption agreement with other countries could collapse if New South Wales legalises gay adoption.

An upper house inquiry is looking at whether our current laws, which prevent same-sex couples from adopting children, needs to be overhauled.

DOCS legal services director Rod Best says the agency wouldn't put the names of same-sex couples forward if the laws were changed.

“In terms of adoption of a child internationally, one of the criteria that you take into account are the wishes of the country that the child is being adopted from,” Mr Best said.

“Of all of the countries that New South Wales, and Australia, currently have arrangements with, none of them agree to same-sex couples adopting.”

[Link: Original Article]

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