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Australians Say Yes To Same Sex Marriage

15th November 2017
"Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas after 61.6% of voters in an unprecedented national postal survey approved a change to the law to allow couples o...

Dad of adopted baby guilty of murder (BBC News)

8th November 2017
18-month-old Elsie died two weeks after being formally adopted by Matthew Scully-Hicks and his husband.   A man has been found guilty of murdering his 18-month-old baby just two weeks after for...

Children in care numbers rise at fastest rate in five years (Children & Young People Now)

28th September 2017
The number of children in care in England has risen at its fastest rate in five years while the number of children being adopted continues to fall, official figures have revealed. The proportion of...

Over a quarter of adopted families in crisis, survey shows (BBC News)

26th September 2017
More than a quarter of adopted families are in crisis, according to a survey by the BBC and charity Adoption UK. More than half of those surveyed reported living with a child who was violent, includ...

Number of children in England being adopted continues to fall (Children & Young People Now)

24th August 2017
There's been a further fall in England in the number of children being adopted and the number of adoption orders being granted by the courts, figures published today show. Find out more: Number...

Scottish same-sex couple adoptions double in three years (PinkNews)

24th August 2017
Figures released this month show that adoptions in Scotland by same-sex couples have doubled since 2013. There have been 97 same-sex adoptions in Scotland so far, prompting hopes that a 100th same...

Judge grants order for English couple to adopt Scottish children (Scottish Legal News)

15th August 2017
A couple from England has been granted a court order to adopt two Scottish children despite the children’s birth parents opposing the applications. The siblings went into care following concerns abo...

Adoption support efforts hampered by ‘insufficient capacity to meet demand’ (Children & Young People Now)

3rd August 2017
  Efforts to provide therapeutic support for adopted children via the Adoption Support fund were hampered by insufficient capacity within the system, a report has found. Find out more:...

More support for adoptive families in Wales (ITV News)

26th July 2017
A report into the status of adoption support in Wales has revealed that there will be more help available to adoptive parents. According to the report 47 per cent of the children in the Wales Ado...

Mr Gay England encourages Liverpool LGBT community to become foster carers (Liverpool Echo)

26th July 2017
  Mr Gay England Matt Henderson-Rood - a former foster carer himself - is encouraging more LGBT people to get involved in fostering. Source: Mr Gay England encourages Liverpool LGBT commu...