Television presenter Sindri Sindrason and his partner announced that they adopted a child last year, becoming the first same-sex couple in Iceland to do so.
Archive photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
The couple adopted a three-year-old girl named Emilía Katrín at the beginning of 2012.
The girl was born to an Icelandic mother who lives abroad.
Sindri told Fréttablaðið that the adoption agency carried out a thorough investigation before accepting the couple’s application. “The system is strict with some very good and professional people,” he said. “They look into everything, even your sock drawer.”
The couple are among the first same-sex couples in the Nordic countries to adopt. Sindri said that if it had not been possible for him and his partner to adopt, they would have gone abroad to find a surrogate as the practice is not yet legal in Iceland. “Fortunately the government plans to legalize surrogacy,” he added.