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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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Applying to adopt a child in Scotland

Adopting a child will be one of the biggest decisions and lifelong commitments an individual will make, however, the process of adoption can feel daunting and overwhelming. Every adoption process, and every child looking to be adopted, is different. In this blog, we have covered the basics of who can adopt and how the application process works in Scotland.

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Streamlining Adoption in Scotland

The Scottish Government has recently reported on the latest developments aimed at streamlining adoption in Scotland to cut down on the time children have to wait before finding a permanent home. 

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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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New Adoption and Fostering Group

The Scottish Government has recently announced the creation of a new organisation to help children and young people find adoptive and foster families.

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Families found for vulnerable children

Vulnerable children are finding adoptive families faster thanks to an improved system for matching prospective parents with youngsters from across Scotland.

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Celebrating LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

Carers from across Britain are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the implementation of the Adoption and Children Act, which gave Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) couples the same equal legal rights as heterosexual adopters.

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Siblings Separated due to Shortage of Adopters

There is a shortage of adopters coming forward to adopt siblings in Scotland, which is a real cause for concern because over half (53%) of all children for whom families are being sought in Scotland are part of a sibling group.

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