I have spent a whirlwind summer and actively been meeting interesting and influential people to support my campaign on much needed adoption reforms in the UK - and have even appeared on television.
It’s been a very productive summer, and I shall now begin updating you with some of my exciting news.
A few weeks ago I met one of the most inspirational mothers ever.
Like me, Oona is committed to improving the system of adoption here in the UK so that more children are given a proper shot at life.
I was massively pleased at the first thing she said to me: “I just came back from my summer holiday during which I tend to read the only one book a year I manage to read. This summer it was your book Mexican Takeaway and I loved it.”
Whilst we discussed how badly damaged the system is and in need of reforms, I must admit it’s the wonderful mother she is that I was so honoured to meet. She is a committed, passionate, sensitive woman who gives her children all the love they deserve and is prepared to put her head above the parapet to improve the lives of so many others.
Oona suggested becoming the patron for my campaign, Adoption With Humanity, and if that becomes reality I will be truly honoured.