Adoption in the News
Wednesday 28 June 2017

A number of media outlets have been covering a story about a couple who claim they have been turned down as adopters because of their cultural heritage.

You can view the story here.

We need adopters for children now, and are likely to need more adopters over the coming months. Nationally, children of all backgrounds are waiting for adoption – and while there will be cases where it is relevant, generally speaking the ability of prospective adopters to parent a child and take account of that child’s particular needs will be more important than their ethnic origin. People who would like to adopt can always consider applying to a voluntary adoption agency for approval; voluntary adoption agencies provide approved adopters for children across the UK – which means that children nationally are able to benefit from what they have to offer.