The unintentional conspiracy against adoptive parents

If you were wearing your cynical hat, you might think it was intentional. I’m talking about the way in which potential adoptive parents are left to fend for themselves once an adoption is imminent. This is in stark contrast to the unparalleled scrutiny their lives receive the moment they apply to be parents. The fact that this is likely a result of ignorance and fractured processes rather than...
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Children don’t need talk. They need loving families. And they needed Tim Loughton.

Since 2010 we’ve campaigned for changes to the adoption system.  This is a long game – and a slow one – but we’re very proud that our work has meant adoption is at the top of the government’s agenda, where it should. Our media exposure and sustained pressure on the government  meant there was a six percent rise in the number of adoptions last year.  From our small beginnings, we’ve made serious...
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Cameron and Loughton: time to adopt action

The government appears to be generating a lot of noise about adoption guidelines and its role in improving the process. Last week David Cameron did it again, setting of a media frenzy when he announced a new bill designed to increase the speed with which adoptions are carried out, as well as making it easier for inter-racial adoptions to take place. Given the amount of bandwidth and the...
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Adoption with Humanity repeats calls for National Adoption Authority

Government needs to make urgent structural changes to adoption process says campaign group The government has today announced some changes to the prospective adopter assessment process. Adoption With Humanity applauds this as a long overdue procedure they have been requesting for quite some time, and we are sure that this will have a positive impact on the problems in the adoption system....
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