No Same-Sex Couples Adopting In Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

No Same-Sex Couples Adopting In Iceland

Published March 27, 2013

While it has been legal since 2006, no same-sex couple has adopted a child in Iceland, RÚV reports.
This revelation came about when Ingibjörg Ingadóttir, an MP for the Democratic Alliance, posed a question to Minister of the Interior Ögmundur Jónasson about the matter. Ögmundur responded that the situation in Iceland is the same as in the rest of the Nordic countries, and that no same-sex couples had adopted.
The Minister was further asked whether the state had been trying to reach an adoption agreement with a country that is open to allowing same-sex couples to adopt, as many countries have very strict regulations about who is able to adopt and, often, same-sex couples are not permitted. His reply to this query was that it was the role of the adoption agencies to make any such arrangements.

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