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First Legal Gay Adoption InAustralia

Remember the gay couple in WA who were deemed by authorities to be fit adoptive parents, but were still waiting for a birth mother to agree? Well, it looks like they’ve finally had their wish granted, which is not only good news for them, but for other gay couples wanting to do the same thing.

It’s being called ‘groundbreaking’ by the WA Attorney General, given that it’s Australia’s first legal adoption by a gay couple. A spokesperson from the Department of Child Protection’s Accommodation and Care Services said that the biological parents were fully involved in the selection process.

It comes off the back of John Howard’s comments last week when on radio he re-iterated his beliefs that both a mother and a father gives children the best opportunity in life. “I know for some that sounds harsh, I don’t think it’s harsh, I think it’s something that most people believe is the desired, the ideal outcome.”

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robbie

robbie said on the 14th Jun, 2007

Suck on that one Johnnie.

Meltite

Meltite said on the 14th Jun, 2007

Wow, the biological mother should be so proud and happy that her child is going to a loving home.

Tim D

Tim D said on the 14th Jun, 2007

That's the best news I've heard all year.

MelbLouie

MelbLouie said on the 14th Jun, 2007

This is awesome news. Hopefully first of many to come!

Blinking With Fists

Blinking With Fists said on the 14th Jun, 2007

I heard about this one yesterday. I think it's fantastic!

Erin-Rose

Erin-Rose said on the 14th Jun, 2007

Agree with Tim D - AWESOME news!!

Erin-Rose

Erin-Rose said on the 14th Jun, 2007

Good on you, WA - leading the way!

gwallop

gwallop said on the 15th Jun, 2007

Hallelujah- John W Howard shove that up your arse! Gays are glorious!!!

jedibec

jedibec said on the 15th Jun, 2007

That's great news, congrats to the lucky new parents.

Frostydog007

Frostydog007 said on the 15th Jun, 2007

Bags be the fairy god father!

Frostydog007

Frostydog007 said on the 15th Jun, 2007

Somewhat related in a kick in the teeth For George W was the announcement in Massachussets today that the Massachusetts House of Representatives, in a Constitutional Convention, voted in a majority to NOT allow a 2008 vote on the proposal for a ban on ga

WiseOwl

WiseOwl said on the 16th Jun, 2007

Wonderful! There's hope for the future....

cameraboy36

cameraboy36 said on the 16th Jun, 2007

the start of many more to come...bring it on

meezon04

meezon04 said on the 17th Jun, 2007

I remember Johnny saying that and how my heart sank when he did. then I heard this happened and my spirits are lifted again! :D

ryanmcmahon

ryanmcmahon said on the 17th Jun, 2007

Howard strikes again - What's worse is that there are some in the GLBTQ community who vote for him! Best wishes to the adopters - I'm sure it's been a long and tiring fight - That may even be ongoing

hayes

hayes said on the 18th Jun, 2007

Finally we're all beginning to be treated as an equal and no individually! i.e gays and straights. Congratulations to the lucky gay couple who got their wish! I also would like to agree with not only Robbie's comment but also MelbLouie. 2007

Sexy-T

Sexy-T said on the 19th Jun, 2007

Sometimes old Johnnie should just keep quiet. Congrates WA!