NEW EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON ADOPTION OF CHILDREN SUBJECT TO RATIFICATION

ArmInfo
2008-11-30 13:52:00

ArmInfo. According to the new edition of the Council of Europe
Convention on the Adoption of Children, which will replace the former
version of 1967, homosexuals will be included in the list of persons
who may potentially be provided the right to become adoptive parents,
lgbtnews.ru reports.

On 27 November 2008, during the passing of chairmanship in the
Council of Europe Committee of Ministers from Sweden to Spain, two
agreements were subject to ratification. One of them was the new
European Convention on the Adoption of Children that has already been
ratified by Armenia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and the United
Kingdom. The New Convention includes sole persons or two heterosexual
persons married formally or informally (if the institute of informal
marriage is available in the given signatory country) in the list of
potential adoptive parents. In addition, the Convention allows the
countries to determine themselves whether to provide the right to
adoption of children to heterosexual and homosexual couples married
formally or informally.