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Why the government should set up a National Adoption Authority

This is our response to government plans to reform adoption in the UK. David Cameron has acknowledged there are shortcomings in our care system, fundamentally that it is itself in a chaotic and neglected state that it is unable to make provision for the children it is supposed to care for. What  he will do about it and what he can do about it remains to be seen. He has today said there must be...
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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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Taking our petition to 10 Downing Street

We have just issued the following press release:   ADOPTION REFORMS PETITION TO BE PRESENTED AT 10 DOWNING STREET Media invited to attend petition presentation: 13.00 on 31 October, 2011 A petition urging the government to form a National Adoption Authority and put the needs of children at the forefront of adoption reforms in the UK is to be presented at 10 Downing Street. More than 1,200...
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Media gets hot about adoption

In the past few days I have been interviewed a number of times regarding the unveiling of new data on the declining number of adoptions in the UK. This is an outrageous situation as we are talking about the lowest levels for a decade, despite both the increased number of children available for adoption and applications from potential adoptive parents. In many cases the parents-in-waiting have...
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My meeting with Oona King

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. Baroness King of Bow,...
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