Spain looks set to follow Italy in agreeing to prevent same-sex couples from adopting Russian children; the U.K. and Israel could be next, reports say.
A compromise was finally reached after weeks of negotiations, but it may be subject to further changes.
Blogger Dana Rudolph summarizes the highs and lows of the last year for LGBT parents and families.
The fight for LGBT families' rights will continue next year. Here's what to expect, says Emily Hecht-McGowan, director of public policy at the Family Equality Council.