Sally Hayden writes a the Independent:
More gay couples and fewer heterosexual couples are applying to adopt children in Britain, new figures show.
Last year, one in seven adoption orders was made by a gay couple.
Wilsons, a private law firm that analysed the figures, noted that the number of gay couples applying for adoption increased from 510 in 2013-2014 to 586 last year. Sarah Wood-Heath, an associate lawyer at Wilsons, said: “The door has really opened now for all kinds of individuals to start their own family.
“Same-sex adoptions are at a record high, and it may be that the legalisation of gay marriage in 2013 has been a catalyst for more same sex couples to adopt.”