Home for Good, the adoption charity founded by Dr Krish Kandiah, has rejected a claim that the rise in IVF success has led to a collapse in adoption.
Senior child advocate, Anthony Douglas, the Chief Executive of the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service says, IVF used to be around seven per cent successful and now it’s around 30%.
So as a choice, adoption is competing with lots of other ways of having children.
He says also the adoption process takes twice as long as it should, which puts people off.
However, Home for Good, has rejected the claim, arguing that framing adoption as the preserve of those who are unable to have birth children, is a misunderstanding.
Dr Krish, an adoptive father himself, says the claims are a misunderstanding of the very essence of adoption which should be seen as an opportunity to help vulnerable children flourish.