It has being hailed as the biggest change to Jersey's adoption laws for generations.
The island's government today backed changes to legislation which will allow unmarried couples - whether heterosexual or homosexual - to adopt.
The Health Minister says the move is needed to ensure young people aren't denied good homes.
It is a decision being welcomed by those who want to offer youngsters a stable upbringing, but who - until now - have been denied that right. Our political correspondent Leah Ferguson reports.
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