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Jayne Rowse, left, and April DeBoer, in blue shirt, arrive with their children and family at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. The same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. The couple are raising the children at their Hazel Park home. They sued the state in 2012, initially challenging Michigan's restrictions on joint adoption and later the ban on gay marriage at the suggestion of the judge in the case. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April DeBoer, left, wipes away tears before Judge Karen McDonald, right, and DeBoer's spouse Jayne Rowse, center, after an adoption ceremony at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. DeBoer and Rowse, the same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. The couple are raising the children at their Hazel Park home. They sued the state in 2012, initially challenging Michigan's restrictions on joint adoption and later the ban on gay marriage at the suggestion of the judge in the case. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Ryanne, left, Nolan, center and Jacob DeBoer-Rowse eat cake after an adoption ceremony at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April DeBoer, left, and spouse Jayne Rowse, center, are hugged by Judge Karen McDonald, as Ken DeBoer, holds 18 -month-old Kennedy after an adoption ceremony at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. DeBoer and Rowse, the same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. The couple is raising the children at their Hazel Park home. They sued the state in 2012, initially challenging Michigan's restrictions on joint adoption and later the ban on gay marriage at the suggestion of the judge in the case. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Attorney Dana Nessel shows Ryanne DeBoer-Rowse her adaption certificate after a ceremony at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April DeBoer, left, and spouse Jayne Rowse, walk with two of their children after an adoption ceremony at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. DeBoer and Rowse, the same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. The couple is raising the children at their Hazel Park home. They sued the state in 2012, initially challenging Michigan's restrictions on joint adoption and later the ban on gay marriage at the suggestion of the judge in the case. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April DeBoer, left, and spouse Jayne Rowse, walk with two of their children after an adoption ceremony at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. DeBoer and Rowse, the same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. The couple is raising the children at their Hazel Park home. They sued the state in 2012, initially challenging Michigan's restrictions on joint adoption and later the ban on gay marriage at the suggestion of the judge in the case. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Judge Karen McDonald meets with Nolan and Ryanne DeBoer-Rowse before an adoption ceremony at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April DeBoer walks with Rylee DeBoer-Rowse after an adoption ceremony at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April DeBoer, left, and spouse Jayne Rowse, walk with two of their children after an adoption ceremony at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. DeBoer and Rowse, the same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. The couple is raising the children at their Hazel Park home. They sued the state in 2012, initially challenging Michigan's restrictions on joint adoption and later the ban on gay marriage at the suggestion of the judge in the case. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Jayne Rowse, left, and April DeBoer, arrive with their children and family at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. The same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. The couple are raising the children at their Hazel Park home. They sued the state in 2012, initially challenging Michigan's restrictions on joint adoption and later the ban on gay marriage at the suggestion of the judge in the case. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A same-sex couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage.

The adoptions by Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer were granted Thursday in Oakland County Circuit Court, just north of Detroit.

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The couple is raising the children at their Hazel Park home. They sued the state in 2012, initially challenging Michigan's restrictions on joint adoption and later the ban on gay marriage at the suggestion of the judge in the case.

Federal Judge Bernard Friedman overturned the state's gay marriage ban in 2014. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court said same-sex couples have a right to marry.

Rowse and DeBoer married in August.

Look back at Rowse and DeBoer's relationship through their fight for marriage equality:

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FILE - In this March 5, 2013 file photo, April DeBoer, left, and Jayne Rowse, and pose at their home in Hazel Park, Mich. Michiganâs ban on gay marriage is facing a major court test, nine years after voters by a landslide said marriage is reserved for a man and a woman. DeBoer and Rowse, two women who are raising three adopted children with special needs, filed a lawsuit in 2012 to strike down a state law that bars same-sex partners from adopting each otherâs kids. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
DETROIT, MI - MARCH 3: Plaintiffs April DeBoer (L) and Jayne Rowse, a gay couple, arrive at U.S. Federal Courthouse March 3, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The couple have filed suit in Federal Court in an attempt to have Michigan's ban on gay marriage and gay adoption overturned. Current Michigan law defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Jayne Rowse (L) and her partner April DeBoer wait to speak at a rally in favor of same-sex marriage at the U.S. Courthouse where U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman will hold a hearing today that could overturn Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The lawsuit was brought by April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, a gay couple who are raising three adopted children together. Michigan passed a constitutional amendment in 2004 that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
FILE - In this March 21, 2014 file photo, Jayne Rowse, left, speaks as April DeBoer, kisses her during a news conference in Ferndale, Mich. The Michigan couple is putting the question of the right to marry nationwide squarely before the Supreme Court. The couple's plea to be allowed to marry was being filed Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. It asks the justices to hold that state laws prohibiting same-sex couples from getting married violate "our nation's most cherished and essential guarantees." (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April DeBoer, right, speaks as her partner Jayne Rowse, left, looks on during a news conference in Ferndale, Mich., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court said Friday that it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 28: Michigan couple April DeBoer, left, and Jayne Rowse, plaintiffs in the same-sex marriage case being argued before the Supreme Court, attend a reception with members in Longworth Building, April 28, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Jayne Rowse, left, and her partner April DeBoer celebrate in Ann Arbor, Mich., following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down bans on same sex marriage nationwide Friday, June 26, 2015. A judge who overturned Michigan's ban on gay marriage says he's willing to officiate at the marriage of the two Detroit-area nurses at the center of the groundbreaking case. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Jayne Rowse, left, and her partner April DeBoer celebrate in Ann Arbor, Mich., following a ruling by the US Supreme Court that struck down bans on same sex marriage nation wide Friday, June 26, 2015. A judge who overturned Michigan's ban on gay marriage says he's willing to officiate at the marriage of two Detroit-area nurses at the center of the groundbreaking case. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
ANN ARBOR, MI - JUNE 26: April DeBoer (right)and Jayne Rowse (left), a same-sex couple with four adopted children, celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage at a press conference June 26th, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right t marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
The engagement rings of April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, plaintiffs in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, are seen during a news conference after the same-sex marriage ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S., on Friday, June 26, 2015. Same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a historic ruling that caps the biggest civil rights transformation in a half-century. Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Attorney Dana Nussel, left, gestures with Jayne Rowse, center, and April DeBoer, plaintiffs in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, during a news conference after the same-sex marriage ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S., on Friday, June 26, 2015. Same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a historic ruling that caps the biggest civil rights transformation in a half-century. Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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