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Half of Belgium’s Adoptions are to Gay Couples

I received an email from Ivo Moelans who blogs at with an interesting post about gay adoption in Belgium:


The Flemish NGO Kind en Gezin (Child and Family) has published figures that show that more than 50% of the applications for adoption in Flanders [Belgium’s name for Belgium] came from gay or lesbian couples. A total of 577 adoption requests were filed and 294 of those were by lesbians and gays. The majority were lesbian couples who wanted to make the partner an official mother of the child(ren) of an earlier relationship of the other partner.

And here I thought “Flemish” was how I felt during the cold and flu season.

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