Sweden changed its legislation to allow for same-sex adoption 14 years ago, but international adoptions have long been as good as impossible because of many other countries' more restrictive rules.
But one couple have now adopted a child in Colombia, which recently changed its own rules. The two fathers were approved a year ago, and the whole process has now been carried out, reports SVT.
“We think it's great that a child has received a family. It was the best family for this particular child,” Margret Josefsson, chairwoman of Adoptionscentrum, told Swedish news agency TT.
Two of 26 countries where the adoption centre operates share Sweden's gender-neutral definition of a couple, Colombia and South Africa.
Josefsson said this could pave the way for more international same-sex adoptions.
“I'm sure more people will get that opportunity, but there are many things to consider when it comes to adoptions: that you have a job, education, a stable relationship. But I think this was the first step,” she said.