Clause 41 - Child to live with adopters before application

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:45 pm ar 29 Tachwedd 2001.

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Photo of Robert Walter Robert Walter Ceidwadwyr, North Dorset 2:45, 29 Tachwedd 2001

The Minister may be moving on to this, but let me give an example of what might be regarded as an agency case: the prospective adoptive parents might be the child's foster parents. They would not qualify for the 10-week period under the Bill; they would have to wait six months. There is surely a discrepancy in that regard.