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On 24 December 2012, the government announced proposed changes to the adoption system which aim to increase the number of adoptions. The following proposals will affect prospective adoptive parents who are in employment:
In addition, the government are considering encouraging Adoption Activity Days (as pioneered by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering) to allow adopters a more active role in the adoption process, with the chance to make a connection with a child in advance and play a greater role in finding the right match. It is not clear whether the right to time off will extend to cover these days.