Policy Document

Amendment act of adoption law 2013

Year

2010

Country

Austria

Topic

Family & Children

Subtopic

Marriage & Registered Partnerships

Main implications

Registered partners (same-sex unions) may adopt the stepchildren of the other partner.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Homosexual couples

Does this document allow for registered partnership?

Yes

Do partners have the same rights as those who are married?

The law allows for registered partnership but only for same-sex unions. Since 1 August 2013, registered partners may adopt the stepchildren of the other partner. All other regulations remained unchanged.

Does this document recognize cohabitation as a legal union?

No

Read the Law

Original full text source in native language

Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich, Teil I, Nr. 179/2013

Original full text web source in native language

https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokumente/BgblAuth/BGBLA_2013_I_179/BGBLA_2013_I_179.pdf

Secondary Literature & Sources

Secondary literature

Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice. "Adoptionsrechts-Änderungsgesetz 2013 – AdRÄG 2013". 2403 der Beilagen XXIV. GP - Regierungsvorlage - Erläuterungen, Vorblatt und WFA2013 (2013). Available at: http://www.parlament.gv.at/PAKT/VHG/XXIV/I/I_02403/fname_307738.pdf

Author

Alexander Wisbauer & Ina Jaschinski
External Consultants

Data collected in the framework of the Population Europe Research Finder and Archive (PERFAR)

Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2014): Policy: "Amendment act of adoption law 2013" (Information provided by Alexander Wisbauer & Ina Jaschinski). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].