New statistics have revealed that one in every eight adoptions in England is by a same-sex couple.
According to statistics released last month by the Department for Education, out of 3,820 adoptions in 2018, 450 of them were by same-sex couples. The figure constitutes a record high, despite the total number of adoptions having fallen by 30% since 2015. Commenting on the statistics, Tor Docherty, Chief Executive of New Family Social, commented: “LGBT+ people can bring fantastic parenting skills to their adopted children. We’re thrilled to see agencies consistently recognising that LGBT+ people play a key role in helping transform the lives of our most vulnerable children.”
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