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2 million kids lost in the system. Meanwhile adults make useless laws

That’s just South Africa. Imagine that: 2 million kids without a hope unless there is a miracle intervention. Because that’s what it will take. And it’s a story that’s repeated worldwide. We have always wondered what is meant by children’s rights since those bodies and laws that purport to give them often do very little to advance the causes of kids. Take the Hague Convention for...
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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 story in today’s Daily Mail

Following yesterday’s shocking headlines which reported that only 60 babies were adopted in England last year, I was asked by the Daily Mail to describe my experiences of adopting two babies in Mexico because of our failing system. This is what I wrote: We had to go to Mexico to escape UK’s twisted system: How one couple who wanted to adopt got round council bureaucracy Twice, my husband...
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My chat with Tim Loughton

A week ago I spoke to Tim Loughton, the Minister for Children. Tim is very approachable and very grounded. Moreover he’s done a great deal of fact finding about adoption, going out to meet the people concerned rather than just relying on second hand facts. (Other MPs please take note). All of this made for a good conversation, during which Tim told me about his aim to make the UK adoption system...
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Tim Loughton

Since I began Adoption With Humanity I’ve found myself connecting to a whole range of people who have a deep interest in improving the system. One of these is children’s minister Tim Loughton. Tim has impressed me with his grasp of the situation and his willingness to listen to those who have first hand experience of the adoption process as it currently stands. I’ve been in email contact trying...
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