The first ever official statement on LGBT+ people adopting in Northern Ireland, shows that in 2018/19 11 per cent of adopters were same-sex couples. The figure – which is not present in any of the accompanying data tables – is the first time that any information on LGBT+ engagement with adoption in Northern Ireland has been released publicly. The information is published by the Information & Analysis Directorate in the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.
In England in 2108 1 in 8 adoptions were to same-sex couples.
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