​Forced adoption UK

Reuters / Juan Medina

Great Britain is one of two European countries where ‘forced adoption’ takes place, whereby a child’s biological parents are given no say in the decision to give up their offspring. The stated motive for the practice is putting the child’s interests first, but opponents insist that social workers often abuse their powers simply to meet targets. Human rights activists have raised concerns about the fairness of the system. They believe child protection services often act on false allegations and operate under vague definitions of child abuse to forcibly remove children from their natural parents. Many families have had to flee the country just to keep their kids.

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