Adoption process raised in House of Commons debate by Rugby MP Mark Pawsey

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RUGBY MP Mark Pawsey secured a debate in the chamber of the House of Commons on the issue of the rights of adoptive parents.

Mr Pawsey said: “I recently became aware of the complex array of difficulties faced by parents who adopt a child following a meeting with a constituent of mine. It was their experiences that prompted me to raise the matter of support available to adoptive parents on the floor of the House of Commons.”

During Thursday’s debate Mr Pawsey highlighted the present flaws in the adoption system and was encouraged by the response he received from the Rt Hon Tim Loughton MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, who stated that the Government was presently involved in the process of creating an adoption system “fit for purpose.”

Mr Pawsey said: “The Minister reiterated the Government’s commitment to improving adoption services for the benefit of those families willing to take the life changing steps of becoming adoptive parents and in doing provide children in need with a safe and loving home.”

He concluded: “If, by calling the debate, it means that the process of adoption is re-evaluated and improved then I will feel I have been successful in my efforts to raise awareness of the valuable role that adoptive parents play and the issues they encounter. As well as highlighting the limitations of the present system I also wanted to recognise the amazing work adoptive parents do and I hope I was able to go some way to achieving those aims.”