In this reader's family children are looked after by a mum on the DPB, a dad who is a sickness beneficiary, step parents, grandparents and an aunt and uncle. A partner who is not a biological parent can also gain permanent parental responsibilities through an institution of partner-guardian if both biological parents of a child have died, or exceptionally if a second biological parent of a child is unknown, and if the court decides it is in the best interest of a child. Queer inclusions, continental divisions: A January ruling of the Israeli Supreme Court allowed stepchild adoptions for same-sex couples. In Australiasame-sex adoption is legal in all states and territories since April Of course, these moves have been made in order to avoid a serious wrong. American Academy of Nursing.
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Retrieved 9 June But the pressure to see the genetic relationship as negligible must be challenged. American Academy of Nursing. You can read four articles free per month. While he was a pleasant young chap there too was an air of great confusion about him. Indeed, it is the development of the new reproductive technologies that have given a sense of urgency to the debate about the claims of natural ties. Retrieved 2 January