York Press report:

A GROWING number of adoptions in York are by gay or lesbian couples, new figures have revealed.

City of York Council data, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, shows that so far this year, 12.5 per cent of overall applications for adoption have been from gay/lesbian or transgender couples or individuals, and all applicants have been successful.

The figure is up from nine per cent last year and there were no such adoptions in 2009.

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