Immigration: Adoption

Home Office written question – answered on 14th November 2017.

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Photo of Lord Eatwell Lord Eatwell Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they treat children who claim to be adopted differently from those who are not adopted in determining immigration cases; and if so, how many instances of such different treatment there have been in the last five years.

Photo of Lord Eatwell Lord Eatwell Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 26 October (HL2021), which member states of the UN have adoption laws that are not recognised as lawful in the UK.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what proof of adoption is required for a child adopted in a foreign jurisdiction to be deemed lawfully adopted by the UK authorities.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

Children who claim to be adopted are not treated differently to biological children in determining immigration cases.

The UK automatically recognises adoptions from the list of designated countries that can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/intercountry-adoption-information-for-adoption-agencies. The adoption order is required as proof of such adoptions.

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