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Adoptions: Appeals

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many adoptions were challenged by the birth parent in each of the last three years. (151069)

Statistical information for the years 2003-05 on the number of contested and uncontested adoption orders which were granted in England and Wales is included in Table 6.3 in the Statistics Series ‘Marriage, divorce and adoptions’, Volume FM2, published by the Office for National Statistics. A copy of this publication is available in the House Library and on the National Statistics website at:

www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_population/FM2no32/FM2 32.pdf

Statistics for 2006 have not yet been published.