Two men in Berlin have become the first same-sex couple in Germany to adopt a child.
Michael and Kai Korok married a day after same-sex marriage became legal on 1 October.
And now, they have officially adopted two-year-old Maximilian.
They became foster parents to the baby boy since his birth, and applied to officially adopt him after getting married.
Berlin Kreuzberg district court approved their application today (10 October), according to the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany).
‘It is a wonderful feeling to be jointly registered as parents,” said Michael Korok.
On 30 June, German Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed her party to vote with their conscience for same-sex marriage.
393 politicians voted for marriage equality, while 266 voted against.
As a result, the reform gives same-sex couples full marital rights, and allows them to adopt children.
At the time, Markus Ulrich from the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany told Gay Star News: ‘We are feeling really emotional.’
‘Especially for people who have fought for 25 years for this moment. It’s quite amazing. It’s super exciting.
He added: ‘We’re really thankful.’