Welcome to another week.
Simple adoption is a form of adoption used in France, which does not sever family ties between the child and their biological parents.
While the terms of a simple adoption may vary within the countries that implement the policy, in France a child can keep their biological parents’ last name, and retains their inheritance rights.
Under simple adoptions, adopted children effectively have two families and contact is encouraged with both biological and adoptive parents.
The UK currently implements a full adoption policy, which sever a child’s ties with its biological parents and very rarely allows for regular and meaningful post adoption contact. Instances where post-adoption contact do occur, are often referred to as open adoptions.
Our question this week, then, is just this: do you think the UK should remove its full adoption policy and replace it with simple adoptions?
We are running polls on Facebook and Twitter asking the same question, so please do choose one of these platforms and have your say.
If you don’t use Twitter or Facebook, please leave a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as a comment on this post, and feel free to add any further thoughts you like.