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National Adoption Week

  The media has already called it a non-event. Adoption week. One week where we try to focus attention on the kids who don’t get a fair shot at life. The kids who languish in care. The kids who could have a family if the authorities and government could look beyond their own inhuman and inefficient processes. Since last year we’ve heard Cameron and co talk the talk. They made...
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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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John Bird, The Big Issue and adoptions

Last week I was invited to the launch of the Parliamentary Friends of The Big Issue. The Big Issue was started by John Bird as a way of getting homeless people back into work and into society. The event itself was low key however John made one of his inspiring speeches in which he spoke of the poverty trap, made worse by our current benefit system. It was this handout culture that prompted him,...
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