Study: only 16% of the world allows adoption by gay parents
Of the 51 countries in Europe, only 16 countries allow gay couples to adopt a child (meaning that it is illegal in the remaining 35 countries). These 35 countries include Russia, Poland and Greece. It is also not permitted outside of Europe in countries such as Thailand, Japan and the Philippines. Remarkably, countries where same-sex marriage and partnership are legalized do not all provide equal adoption rights. This is the case in Chile, Mexico and Taiwan, among other things, the study found.
Although the percentage is still small, 10 years ago only 4% percent of the world accepted adoption of a child by same-sex parents: South Africa, Israel, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.