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  • 15th June 2011

    More US gay couples adopting children 9

    More US gay couples are adopting (Photo: ILGA-Europe)

    4:18 PM — Despite discouraging laws in some parts of the country, new figures say that the number of US gay couples adopting children is rising.

  • 10th June 2011

    London council urges gay couples to become foster parents 113

    Lambeth council says it needs carers for children of all ages

    5:09 PM — A London council is appealing for more gay couples to come forward to foster children in need of homes. Lambeth council says it particularly needs carers for teenagers, disabled children and those on remand.

  • 27th May 2011

    Illinois Catholic groups stop foster care services over gay parents 59

    The charities will end fostering services

    12:05 PM — Catholic charities in Rockford, Illinois, have opted to cease all foster care services to avoid having to cater to gay couples. The charities must comply with a new state law which says any organisation receiving state funds must not discriminate.

  • 25th May 2011

    Australian lesbian attempts to remove sperm donor from child’s birth certificate 16

    A lesbian is fighting a legal battle over her ex-partner's child's birth certificate

    4:43 PM — An Australian lesbian whose former partner had a child with a sperm donor is fighting a legal battle to have his name removed from the child's birth certificate. The woman, whose ex-partner is the biological mother of the ten-year-old girl, wants the father's name wiped from the girl's records, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

  • 21st April 2011

    Antony Cotton ‘proud’ of Corrie gay parents story 29

    Antony Cotton said he was proud of the storyline

    2:34 PM — Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton says he's proud of the soap's gay parenting storyline. The star said the storyline could help viewers see gay parents in a more positive light.

  • 15th April 2011

    Gay dads celebrate 21 years with plastic baby 29

    The couple with Digby (Photo via The Daily)

    5:50 PM — If you thought Sir Elton John and David Furnish's son Zachary was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, then spare a thought for Digby du Pont. He's travelled the world, met celebrities and has a wardrobe of more than 300 made-to-measure suits. Not bad for a plastic doll.

  • 28th June 2010

    Scots adoption agency tells gay couples not to be discouraged 5

    The Scottish Adoption Agency wants to meet more gay parents. Image: ILGA Europe

    3:38 PM — The Scottish Adoption agency has told gay couples not to be put off by the "very negative publicity" surrounding the issue of same-sex coulples adopting children. The publicity in question is believed to relate to the complaints of the grandparents of two Edinburgh-based children who were adopted by a gay couple.

  • 26th May 2010

    Gay father of twins to be allowed back into Israel this week 7

    Israel has welcomed gay father back

    4:33 PM — A gay man with twin sons born to a surrogate mother in India is to be allowed to return to his native Isreal this week after being stranded in a Mumbai hotel for the past two months because of the Ministry of the Interior's refusal to issue a paternity test.

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