3. UK and EU Dimensions of ‘Forced Adoptions’

15 11 04 BBC Families Flee UKWhen I introduced the petition to Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent to the Petitions Committee of the EU Parliament, I was met with disbelief and MEPs asked for definitions:

Slide3Former MP John Hemming is Chairman of Justice for Families and published on his blog on 02 November 2015: An analysis of the English Looked After Children Population.

He writes that 31% of children in care get adopted rather than the often quoted government figure of 7%.

Whatever way you want to put it, however, the system for the younger children has as its priority getting children adopted.