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Austin Lafferty, solicitors and estate agents in Glasgow, East Kilbride and Hamilton, provide legal advice to the businesses and individuals of Glasgow, East Kilbride, Hamilton and beyond. Get legal advice you can trust from Austin Lafferty. Below are details of our latest posts.
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Number of single parents adopting hits record high in UK

Recent data has revealed the number of single-parent adoptions rose to its highest level in 2018; increasing from 904 the previous year to 962.

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Report Reveals Scotland’s Demographic Profile

National Records of Scotland (NRS) has recently published ‘Scotland’s Population 2015 – the Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends’, which gives an interesting insight into population and relationship trends across Scotland.

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Twice as Many Children on Adoption Register Than Adopters

According to a recent study from Scotland’s Adoption Register, there are more than double the number of children on the adoption register than families offering to adopt.

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Same-sex marriage and gay adoption in Europe

The subject of same-sex marriage has featured heavily in the British press over recent months, with both the Scottish and UK Governments carrying out consultation exercises on the introduction of gay marriage.

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Sibling groups less likely to be adopted

New UK-wide research has revealed that adoption agencies are struggling to find homes for sibling groups. A general reluctance to adopt groups of brothers and sisters who need to stay together means that these children may miss out on permanent homes, the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) has warned.

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