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Adoption and Financial Planning

Financial plan for adoption may include contacting: (a) your Human Resource Department to learn if an adoption subsidy at work is available; and (b) your accountant to learn if you are eligible for an adoption tax credit.

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In Italy, Gay Adoption Determined on Case-by-Case Basis

A Court in Italy on April 29, 2016 allowed a same-sex couple to adopt each other’s child.  Legislation in Italy is heavily influenced by the Vatican and does not expressly provide for  gay adoption; however, couples have had some success in relying on legislation in Italy that favors”emotional continuity” for a child on a case-by-case basis.

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Surrogacy Ban In Nepal Leaves Dwindling Lower Cost Options

Nepal‘s September 2015 surrogacy ban reduces options for opposite-sex and same-sex couples pursuing reduced cost surrogacy arrangements.   Nepal now joins a list of other developing countries banning surrogacy.  Opponents of Surrogacy cite exploitation of surrogates who are poor with limited-to-no protections and lack of protections for babies rejected by intended parents.

 

 

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Same-Sex Adoption Bans No Longer in U.S.A.

Mississippi did not challenge their unconstitutional statute banning gay adoption by filing a timely appeal.  This means that gay adoption is not statutorily prohibited in any state.

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Mississippi’s Unconstitutional Gay Adoption Ban Appeal Deadline Expires

Mississippi deadline to appeal Federal decision declaring gay adoption ban unconstitutional expires.

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