Saturday, November 17, 2018

Record number of same-sex couples adopting children in UK


One in eight adoptions in England are by same-sex couples, a record breaking since the UK government granted rights for same-sex couples to legally adopt in 2002.

450 of the 3,820 adoptions in 2018 were by same-sex couples, according to statistics released by the Department for Education. This is a record high for same-sex couples, despite total number of adoptions falling by 30% since 2015.

Same-sex adoptions are at a record high, and it may be that the legalisation of gay marriage in 2013 has been a catalyst for more same sex couples to adopt.




Legal status of adoption by same-sex couples around the world: 
    Gay adoption allowed   2nd parent adoption allowed   No laws allowing gay doption
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