Under proposed amendments to Queensland’s adoption laws, same-sex couples and single people will be able to adopt children.
In a review to the state’s Adoption Act 2009, discriminatory laws in QLD currently banning adoption by same-sex and single people will be overturned. The proposed changes will be put to Parliament in August, and will include same-sex couples, single people as well as couples who are undergoing IVF.
The reforms will bring Queensland in line with New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory who have already made these changes.
Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said to the Brisbane Times:
“It is about time that Queensland caught up with other Australian states and territories to allow same sex couples to adopt children in Queensland.”
She says it is a “significant law reform in Queensland, it is law reform I am proud of.”
We are sure that there are many who agree.