Yes.Married same-sex couples may jointly adopt a child, and a same-sex spouse may adopt the only spouse’s child.Same-sex marriage is legal in Florida effective January 5, 2015 and the adoption law was amended to accommodate same-sex married couples effective July 1, 2015.
Yes. Same-sex couples may jointly adopt children in Washington, DC. Also, a same-sex spouse may adopt the other’s child.
Yes. Same-sex couples may jointly adopt children in Delaware. Also, a same-sex partner may adopt the other’s child.
Yes, both same-sex married and single LGBT individuals are permitted to adopt in Connecticut. Statutes do, however, permit consideration of the sexual orientation of the prospective adoptive parent(s). Same-sex marriage is legal in Connecticut and all marriages there are treated the same.
There is no explicit prohibition against adoption by same-sexcouples. A same-sex partner may also adopt the other’s child.
Yes, since 2003, California permits adoption by same-sex couples, both joint adoption or “step adoption” of the other spouse’s biological child. Single LGBT individuals may also adopt. Some same-sex marriages are legally recognized in California as marriages, others are recognized as domestic partnerships but have exactly the same rights and
Arizona has no explicit prohibition on adoption by same-sex couplesor LGBT individuals. However, state law requires adoption agenciesto “give primary consideration to adoptive placement with a marriedman and woman.”
Alaska law permits an individual to adopt regardless of sexualorientation. There is no explicit prohibition of adoption bysame-sex couples. Some petitioners have been permitted to adopt thebiological child of their same-sex spouse.
On October 12, 2012, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled thata Mobile woman could not adopt her wife’s child because theirout-of-state marriage was not legal in Alabama. There is no law inAlabama which explicitly prohibits joint adoption or “stepchild”adoption by a same-sex couple. There is no law preventing a
According to a September 2011 poll: Fifty-two percent support marriage or a partnership between two people of the same sex (including 69% of seculars), while 48% object (91% of haredim, 84% of religious Jews and 51% of traditional Jews). Same-sex marriage is legally recognized in Israel, but cannot be performed