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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Motion, 21/02/12 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 21 February 2012 by Mary Fee (Lab) on the first-ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Fostering and Adoption Week.

The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament notes that 20 to 26 February 2012 sees the first-ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Fostering and Adoption Week; congratulates the LGBT network, New Family Social, on promoting adoption and fostering to LGBT people; notes that this is at a time when adoption figures across the UK are at a 10-year low; understands that, according to a recent survey, 72% of social workers said that they believed that LGBT adopters showed strength in their energy and enthusiasm to adopt; further understands that a new study suggests that LGBT people have the right mix of skills and expertise to raise children who have been in care and give them a new start in life, and encourages LGBT people with an interest in adoption or fostering to attend events being held in Edinburgh and across the UK.

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