On November 4,Arkansas voters approved Act 1a measure to ban anyone "cohabitating outside of a valid marriage" from being foster parents or adopting children. States with non-discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in adoption. Retrieved 6 August Retrieved March 7, On March 31,a Federal District Court struck down Mississippi's ban on same-sex couples from adoption.
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The Child’s Right to a Mother and Father
In Wisconsin, the state has allowed both parents to be on the birth certificate, but refuses to change the wordage from "father and mother" to a gender-neutral "parent 1 and parent 2. Retrieved March 4, No action has been made in either case. It does show that there is no great apprehension from the birth family to the adoptive family because of sexual orientation. Retrieved March 12,
Retrieved 22 November Statistically speaking, the promiscuity of gay men living together is much higher than in a common father-mother relationship. Archived from the original on 10 November In July through Life Partnership Act Croatia recognized an institution similar to step-child adoption called partner-guardian. Gilla case involving a gay male couple raising two foster children placed with them in by state child welfare workers. Rights and legal issues. Does Parental Sexual Orientation Matter?