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LMP Proposes to Scrap ‘Discriminatory Passages’ from Adoption Law Amendment

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.10.

The opposition LMP is submitting a proposal to parliament, motioning to scrap amendments to adoptions law which the party sees as discriminatory against single parents and those living in registered partnerships.

Lawmaker Krisztina Hohn told an online press conference on Thursday that the amendment did not help to provide stability for the children, which is their primary interest, and excluded many adults “who want to have children and would be capable to give them that stability.”

Meanwhile, Hohn said the regulation was “bad messaging” to the experts of the adoptive care system who worked to determine the eligibility of would-be parents in a rigorous procedure.

Civil Groups Protest Govt's Bill Tightening Adoption Rules
Civil Groups Protest Govt's Bill Tightening Adoption Rules

Eleven civil organisations protested the government’s new bill that would tighten rules on adoption in a joint statement on Friday, saying it would lead to more children having to grow up in state care and being adopted by foreign couples from abroad. In their statement issued on the occasion of World Children’s Day, the civil […]Continue reading

Hohn, an adoptive parent herself, called on the government to mark Human Rights Day by “ending its discriminatory policies”.

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