§ Lord Lester of Herne Hill
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether it is their intention to withdraw from the European Convention on Adoption in view of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. [HL15]
§ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
The United Kingdom is a signatory to the 1967 European Convention on the Adoption of Children, which restricts joint adoption to married couples. In the light of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, it is the Government's intention to denounce this outdated convention.