So far, the adoption of children by same-sex couples were not allowed. Since 2013, however, it was possible to adopt the biological children of your partner.
With a lesbian couple who had brought its case to the European Court, Austria had to review its adoption laws considered too discriminatory towards same-sex people.
Austria allows the adoption but the equal marriage is still not possible. Only registered partnership is currently allowed for same-sex couples and it does not allow these couples to access to the same benefits as married couples.