The front page story in today’s Times here(£) regarding changes to the adoption laws in the UK echoes what I have been saying for a while now , for example here and here.
The number of prospective parents wishing to adopt far out-strips the numbers of children and babies available. Increasing the numbers of children put up for adoption could go some way to increasing the number of happy families in the country, reducing the numbers of unwanted and unloved children and reducing the number of abortions carried out in this country without in any way restricting access to the procedure.
While work will need to be done to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place, this is an example of a small change in policy that could have wide reaching positive effects for a great number of vulnerable women and children. With that in mind, I find it difficult to believe that some people allow an ideological stance to oppose such a progressive change.
A big well done to Martin Narey for tackling this issue head on and keep up the good work!