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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

In June 2016, the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament published a report written by Claire Fenton-Glynn on adoption in England and Wales entitled "Adoption without Consent - 2016".

This study - commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Petitions – examines the law and practice in England in relation to adoption without parental consent, in comparison to other jurisdictions within the European Union, including on the basis of petitions submitted to the European Parliament on the matter. It further details the procedures followed by the English courts in relation to child protection proceedings involving a child who has a connection to another EU Member State, and gives recommendations for cooperation between States in future proceedings.

The report can be found on the EU Parliament website.