Nearly 1 in 10 adoptions in England now involve same-sex couplesby Editorial Staff - 2016.12.09
New figures published by the Department of Education in the UK show that almost one-in-ten of adoptions in England this year involved a same-sex couple. The stats reveal that of the 4,690 children adopted in the year ending March 31, 450 were adopted by same-sex couples. The growth represents a drastic rise from 2012, when just 160 children were adopted by same-sex couples, accounting for less than five percent of adoptions in that year. Gender breakdowns show that adoption has become more popular for both male and female couples, with 250 children adopted by same-sex male parents, and 200 adopted by same-sex female couples.
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UK Fair encourages LGBT adoption and foster parenting
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