LGBT Adoption accepted in Colombia

lgbt adoptionIn November of 2015, the Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled to lift the country’s existing restriction on LGBT adoption and a gay couples’ right to adopt. This landmark ruling will not only allow same-sex adoption within Colombia, but will extend internationally, thus granting same-sex individuals and couples in other countries the ability to adopt Colombian children—a huge victory in the continuing battle for equality.

 The Colombian Court’s decision expands gay and lesbian individuals and couples’ advocacy and adoption networks on a global scale, providing more opportunities for the LGBT community to act on a genuine love for children, a heart for community-building, and a desire to help those in need.

The ruling is anticipated to be officially published and instituted within coming months. The Instituto Colombiano Bienestar Familiar (ICBF) has advised Kidsave and Kidsave’s Colombian partner, La Casa de la Madre y el Nino, that gay and lesbian individuals and couples will be able to host Colombian children with Summer Miracles 2016! This will give LGBT couples the ability to get to know and advocate for Colombian children currently living in foster care and orphanages.

 

This news is exciting and encouraging; Kidsave can’t wait to welcome LGBT families as host families in this year’s Summer Miracles program! To get involved, learn more and sign up for webinar or email summermiracles@kidsave.org or call (310) 642-7283.