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One baby adored. Too many ignored.

Today the royal baby is apparently stirring. He or she has already been showered with speculation and interest.  Not just the name but the identity of the  godparents, role of William’s mother in law, clothing, schooling, parenting, nannying and much more is effectively stifling most other news this Monday morning. In Worcester a few days ago a doorbell rang. The occupants of the house opened it...
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For the traumatised child, love is simply not enough.

Time and again the simplistic utterings of the Cameron government invite my despair and bemusement at the same time. Cameron and co’s whole act is based on pronouncements about ‘fixing things’ that they have identified as broken. This has been their rationalel for many of their inhumane policies towards people on benefits and this same philosophy governs their rather naive...
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An Action Plan for Adoption: Tackling Delay

 An Action Plan for Adoption: Tackling Delay (Issued by Department of Education – March 2012) Adoption with Humanity welcomes the new action plan. However, we continue to believe that sadly this will not make the changes necessary to improve the adoption system and assert the best interests of children. The reason remains the same – there still isn’t the appropriate regulatory...
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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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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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