Adoption reopens that old debate of race and religion, throwing in same sex adoption too in Harrow

I was contacted by LBC radio to comment on this story As ever the topic of interracial adoption is a complex one, one that makes the headlines in the New York Times on the same day – link here. I think the title of the NY Time summarises the whole thing correctly. Yes race (and indeed religion) do matter. They are part of a child’s identity, and it will stay way into adulthood. In an ideal...
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Children don’t need talk. They need loving families. And they needed Tim Loughton.

Since 2010 we’ve campaigned for changes to the adoption system.  This is a long game – and a slow one – but we’re very proud that our work has meant adoption is at the top of the government’s agenda, where it should. Our media exposure and sustained pressure on the government  meant there was a six percent rise in the number of adoptions last year.  From our small beginnings, we’ve made serious...
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An Action Plan for Adoption: Tackling Delay

 An Action Plan for Adoption: Tackling Delay (Issued by Department of Education – March 2012) Adoption with Humanity welcomes the new action plan. However, we continue to believe that sadly this will not make the changes necessary to improve the adoption system and assert the best interests of children. The reason remains the same – there still isn’t the appropriate regulatory...
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Adoption with Humanity repeats calls for National Adoption Authority

Government needs to make urgent structural changes to adoption process says campaign group The government has today announced some changes to the prospective adopter assessment process. Adoption With Humanity applauds this as a long overdue procedure they have been requesting for quite some time, and we are sure that this will have a positive impact on the problems in the adoption system....
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Adoption with Humanity’s letter to the Prime Minister

This is the letter which my three-year-old daughter Gaia will deliver today to the Prime Minister with a petition signed by almost 1,400 people supporting the need for urgent adoption reforms and the setting up of a National Adoption Authority: Dear Prime Minister, Ref: Adoption with Humanity’s call for a “National Adoption Authority” As you are aware, the adoption system in this country is in...
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Adoption reform momentum building up

It’s great to see the media actively reporting on the urgent need to reform our failing adoption system. Having the power to change laws so that more children can be placed in loving homes is surely the most wonderful achievement. It’s one I am hoping our government will act on very soon and I eagerly await an announcement from David Cameron during National Adoption Week which starts...
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