Spain campaigns for gay couples to adopt abroad
20 May 2005, MADRID — Spain is hoping to sign an agreement with other countries to allow gay couples to adopt children abroad.
20 May 2005
MADRID — Spain is hoping to sign an agreement with other countries to allow gay couples to adopt children abroad.
The move will follow the legalisation of gay marriage in a new law which will also give homosexual couples the right to adopt children.
The Spanish secretary of state for social services, Amparo Valcarce, said in an interview with the state television channel TVE, Spain will aim to sign a new deal with countries with which it presently has adoption agreements.
She explained Spain will "follow good practice" when dealing with countries where gay marriage or adoption is not legal.
Government sources later admitted one country which could be against gay adoption is China.
They added Spain should accept the laws of other countries.
Spain has the second highest number of adopted foreign children after the United States.
Last year, 5,500 families adopted infants, mostly from Eastern Europe or China.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news