Same-sex couples have been allowed to adopt as couples since 2010 in Denmark. However few countries allow overseas adoptions by same-sex couples so it is not until now that the first overseas adoption by a Danish gay couple has occurred.
Danish couple Rasmus Holm and Thomas Møller Lassen have adopted a nine-month-old South African girl, making them the first same-sex couple in Denmark to legally adopt a child from another country.
Denmark’s Equality Minister Manu Sareen said: "I hope that more couples are allowed to experience the great joy of being parents and to giving a child a good life".
Adoption by same-sex couples is legal in 16 countries and in some territories.
Rasmus and Thomas with their son