In the press: Loving couple banned from adopting because husband had an E-cigarette

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Social workers have barred a couple from adopting a child after the would-be father was seen smoking an e-cigarette. The decision came after the pair had passed a long series of tests to qualify as parents, and had earlier paid for expensive fertility treatment, which failed. They were told they could not adopt if either of them had used an e-cigarette in the past 12 months – despite experts saying that ‘vaping’ poses little or no threat to children in the home. Last night, the couple said: ‘When there are so many children desperate for a family and a stable home, to put up such trivial barriers is ridiculous.’ The decision by Staffordshire County Council is unlikely to be a one-off. Read full article

Jonathan Petre. (Sunday 22 February 2015) Loving couple banned from adopting because husband had an E-cigarette [online newspaper]. Retrieved from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2963523/Loving-couple-banned-adopting-husband-e-cigarette.html

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