My Webblog:

Myleene Klass and adoptions

Towards the end of last summer I was invited to meet Myleene Klass. She wanted me to discuss  my experiences as an adoptive mother as part of her Bumps Babies and Beyond series on Yahoo. I was a little hesitant, as I am these days, after considerable media exposure where I have found – as many do- that it’s not what you think it’s going to be. But I was both surprised and...
read more

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...
read more

Adoption should be a priority

I was delighted to learn of a recommendation that social workers most provide Ofsted inspectors with evidence that they have always considered adoption for each child in care, and not just as “an option of last resort”. This was reported in The Times yesterday by Social Affairs Correspondent Rosemary Bennett who used my experiences as a case study saying: “Ofsted’s new...
read more