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Adoption

In the current debate on adoption, especially in the current context, the debate seems to be focusing on the prospective parents. Instead, we need to ask what is best for the children involved. The Revised General Scheme of the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2014 ignores the evidence that children living in the care of non-marital couples, not excluding same-sex couples, are 8 times more likely to be harmed than children living with married biological parents [Abuse, Neglect, Adoption and Foster Care Research, National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4), 2004-2009, March 2010, (Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation)]; and are 50 times more likely to die of injuries, than children residing with two biological parents [P. G. Schnitzer, ‘Child death resulting from inflicted injuries: household risk factors and perpetrator chararcteristics’, Pediatrics 116 (2005) 687-93.] [Part 3, Head 10: Parentage in cases of assisted reproduction other than surrogacy]