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The Practice of Forced Adoption in the UK

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018

On 12 July 2018, there will be a debate on The Practice of Forced Adoption in the UK, chosen by the Backbench Business Committee. The debate will take place in the Commons chamber.

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This debate refers to the period following the Second World War (primarily in the 1950s and 60s) in which many unmarried mothers were coerced into giving up their children for adoption.

This debate pack provides a brief background to the issue, along with a selection of news articles and Parliamentary material.

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0174

Authors: Alexander Bellis; Tim Jarrett

Topic: Children and families

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