New Adoption Bill completes range of legal routes to protection for lesbian and gay families

06 May 2016

New Adoption Bill published today updates adoption law for all families and ensures that civil partners may apply to adopt, that children in long term foster care may be adopted and that step parents may apply to adopt their spouses’ child.

The publication of the Bill is very welcome. It provides for the remaining legal changes to ensure that children growing up in lesbian and gay headed families can have the same access to legal certainty and security as children in other family types.