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Statista and International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

It’s LGBT adoption and fostering week.

The week encourages same sex couples and LGBT+ people including gay, bi and queer members of society to think about adoption and fostering.

Thousands of children remain in the care system. While LGBT+ rights in the UK have vastly improved in the last couple of years, stigma hasn’t entirely disappeared.

There are however, countries around the world where LGBT+ people are still criminalised.

According to a 2017 report, Iran, Sudan, and Yemen are just a few countries where homosexuality is punishable by death.

Using data from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, Statista has created a graph to demonstrate where joint adoption is allowed, second-parent adoption and no laws allowing same-sex couples.

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Many countries in Africa, with the exception of South Africa, and parts of Europe have no laws allowing adoption by same sex couples.

North America, and parts of South America including Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, explicitly allow joint adoption.

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