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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A birthday bonus for National Adoption Week

We celebrated Luca’s first birthday this weekend – and I felt like it had been my birthday too. I feel great because of the recent national media interest in my adoption campaign as the momentum builds up for National Adoption Week which starts tomorrow when I will be delivering our Adoption with Humanity petition to 10 Downing Street with my daughter Gaia, fellow founders Alex...
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Adoption with Humanity poster in today’s Daily Telegraph

The sadness etched on this boy’s face says it all. Why should he miss out on the chance of being placed with loving adoptive parents because of our bureaucratic system? Please sign our Adoption with Humanity petition urging immediate reforms and the setting up of a National Adoption Authority. This poster appears in today’s Daily...
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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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Our Adoption With Humanity e-petition launch

Today the Adoption With Humanity e-petition goes live on the government’s website.. Exciting times, but really sad times. I wish it hadn’t got to this. But it has. And it’s time to do something about it. This is why I am proud to say that our patron Oona King is fully behind us. This is what she said: “Like Francesca, I am an adoptive parent of two lovely children. And...
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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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