Will the Government’s Myth Buster document resolve the decline in adoption?

By: Juliet
On: Monday, 15 December, 2014

Cast your minds back to March 2012, when the Government launched its campaign to promote adoption.

Adoption in 2012 was at its lowest point in a decade – with only 3,000 children adopted in 2011. In 2012, only 60 babies (children less than 12 months) were adopted.

Led by Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education, who was himself adopted as a baby, the Government wanted to promote early successful adoptions – not thwart them.

The Government were firmly of the view that the ‘adoption system’ took too long. Things needed to be speeded up. Decisions to remove children …read more

Source: Family Law News