1 in 7 adoptive couples now same-sex

One in seven couples approved to adopt children are homosexual, according to new figures.

Figures from the Ministry of Justice show that applications for adoption by same-sex couples have risen by 13 per cent in the last year.

Over the same period, the number of applications by heterosexual couples fell by 12 per cent.


Same-sex adoption was made possible by Labour’s 2002 Adoption Act and has accelerated since the redefinition of marriage.

Commenting on the rise, author on the family Patricia Morgan said heterosexual couples are “becoming disillusioned”.

She told the Daily Mail: “There is always another fad among social workers, and another reason why children should not be adopted, which is far better for them than being brought up by the state.

“Mixed-sex couples find it hard to swallow the political correctness that is forced on them, and hard to go through the many hoops put in their way.”


In December 2016, it emerged that one in ten adoptive children were being placed in same-sex households.

Government figures showed that 460 children were adopted by same-sex couples in England in the twelve months up to March 2016.

According to the figures, 200 children were placed with male or female couples in civil partnerships, 70 were placed with couples in same-sex marriages, and 190 were placed with same-sex couples who were not in a formal relationship.

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics show that just 1.7 per cent of the UK population are lesbian, gay or bisexual.


In the US, adults who grew up in LGBT households have spoken of the vacuum in their childhoods caused by their missing father or mother.

Professor Robert Oscar Lopez, who was raised by a lesbian couple, said: “The idea is so powerful in your head that there is a father and a mother out there, I mean how can you erase that?

“You can erase every single book ever written in the history of mankind that includes references to a father and a mother and the kid will still reach the age of 12 or 13 and know that something’s wrong”, he added.

Political correctness

The Christian Institute has also argued that the Government is pandering to political correctness in its promotion of same-sex adoption.

There are many married couples who are suitable to adopt, but some have been rejected because they were too fat, too rich, had too many books or went to church.