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1 in 8 adoptions in England are now to same-sex couples

Besi Besemar November 17, 2018

1 in 8 adoptions in England in 2018 were to same-sex couples, statistics released November 15 show. The new figures from the Department for Education reveal that of the 3,820 adoptions in England this year, 450 – 1 in 8, or 12 per cent – were to same-sex couples. This is the highest proportion in England since records began.

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In The South

Record adoptions by same-sex couples in Scotland

Gary Hart August 23, 2017

New figures published by National Records Scotland, show that adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for 5.7 per cent – or 1 in 18 – of all adoptions in Scotland in 2016. This was a rise from 4.4 per cent in 2015. These figures show that adoptions by same-sex couples in Scotland are at their highest ever number of all adoptions in a year.

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Features

Brighton businessman bids to become Mr Gay Europe

Besi Besemar July 17, 2017

Matt Rood has lived in Brighton for the last fifteen years. His job is his passion. He’s a dog walker and trainer and has his own company called ROODDOG. His other passion is fitness and he goes to the Underground gym in Brighton five or six times a week.

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