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Outcomes of inter-country adoption

A recent study from the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) has investigated what happened to around 100 young girls who, in the 1960s, were in the social care system in Hong Kong and then sent to the UK to be placed for adoption.

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Annual "Break up with your ex" day

YourTango.com has kicked off its third annual "Break Up With Your Ex" campaign after a new survey found that 67% of respondents — including 46% of those who are married —think about their exes too much. A whopping 80% of respondents want to stop thinking about their exes altogether.

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Divorce records go digital

Ancestry.co.uk, the family history website, has launched online the UK Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1911 – revealing the details of nearly 70,000 divorce proceedings taking place in the 19th and early 20th century.

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Family well-being around the world

An analysis has recently been published on family well-being across high and low income countries around the world.

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Cohabiting couples display traditional views

A recent study from America has found that working-class couples who choose to cohabit rather than marry tend to have traditional views on gender roles within the home.

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Online gaming is bad for relationships

Online role playing games can negatively affect real-life marital satisfaction, according to a Brigham Young University study.

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Parents urge children to wait to get married

A recent study has found that parents and their children have differing opinions on when is the right time to get married.

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More overseas same-sex partnerships recognised in UK law

From 31st January 2013, the number of overseas same-sex relationships that are specified in legislation so that they will be treated as civil partnerships in the UK will be extended.

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Launch of domestic abuse campaign

Lothian and Borders police have launched a campaign to help victims of domestic violence.

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Celebrity couples more likely to divorce

An English High Court Judge has issued a warning about the dangers of celebrity couples being viewed as role models by today’s young people. The warning comes as a report from the Marriage Foundation has revealed the divorce rate of celebrity couples (40%) to be double that of non-celebrity couples (20%).

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Diverse post-divorce parenting arrangements on the increase

A new study mapping when children spend time with their father after divorce has revealed a shift away from children only spending time with their father every second weekend.

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Mum knows best

A survey of over 1000 UK parents has shed light on how parents share child-rearing roles, with mothers overwhelmingly in charge.

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Latest Child Support Agency statistics

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published statistics on the work of the Child Support Agency for the quarter ending September 2012.

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Working for a divorce

An increased risk of divorce encourages women to work longer hours outside the home, according to new research from LSE.

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Thirty is the ‘ideal age’ for marriage

A majority (53%) of British women think the ideal time to get married is between the ages of 25 and 29, according to a YouGov poll.

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France to introduce same-sex marriage

Draft legislation on same-sex marriage and adoption is to be introduced to the French parliament in January next year, reports the Guardian.

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Civil liberties committee addresses shortcomings

The civil liberties committee of the European Parliament has recently adopted its annual resolution on fundamental rights in the EU, in which it criticises violations of the basic rights of migrants, LGBT people, women and national minorities. The committee has urged member states and the Commission to do more to ensure that fundamental rights are fully respected in Europe.

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Statistical data on families and households in 2012

The Office for National Statistics has published a statistical bulletin giving information on families and households in the UK in 2012.

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Domestic abuse in Scotland

A recent publication from Scotland’s Chief Statistician has revealed the number of incidents of domestic abuse recorded by police forces in Scotland in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

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Fostered children denied a proper childhood

The failure of foster carers to make day-to-day decisions for the children in their care is denying these children a full and proper experience of childhood, the Fostering Network has warned.

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