Judges call for adoption overhaul

THE nation’s adoption laws make it too hard for many of the tens of thousands of children in care to find a permanent new home, Australia’s chief family law judges say.

Federal Circuit Court Chief Judge John Pascoe and Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant have called for a re-examination of Australia’s adoption laws. They argue that some of the children in foster care and other forms of out-of-home care might be better off if they were adopted.

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2 thoughts on “Judges call for adoption overhaul

  1. There is considerable scientific legitimacy to powerful arguments against institutional child care and in favor of psychological parenthood. The permanence associated with adoption is far superior to other arrangements when it comes to safeguarding the future mental and emotional well being of children in need of parents.

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