End to PC adoption laws

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The Government is expected to announce new proposals to make adoption easier by sweeping away restrictions on grounds of age, education and race. Stephen Dorrell, the Secretary of State for Health, said last night that he plans to put an end to the "dogmatic rejection" of would-be adoptive parents who are sometimes turned down for "politically correct" reasons.

He said: "Safeguards are essential to protect children, but dogmatic decisions have sometimes ruled out adoptive parents on the grounds of education, age and race." The changes would come into force on 1 April.

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