Jersey’s Fostering and Adoption team say that are happy the States have passed a proposition to change the laws on adoption.
At present, unmarried couples are not allowed to adopt, only foster. But the law will now change, meaning all unmarried couples - whether heterosexual or homosexual - can adopt. This modernisation will widen the pool of potential adoptive parents.
It is important for people to have a stable relationship when they adopt a child or children, however, marriage can be an indicator of stability, but it is not everything and we do know that some people who are not married are in very stable relationships and for us it is really important that we can consider those children for adoption.
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