National Adoption Week

This may have been the quietest National Adoption Week we have ever known – with special thanks to Radio 4 You and Yours programme for inviting me to join a panel discussion about adoption issues and our new campaign group, Adopt a Better Way. But it has been far from quiet for myself and my team of dedicated supporters and volunteers who worked tirelessly – many of them for free – to launch ABW...
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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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Even celebrities fail to adopt

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Olga Rudneva. She’s a film maker who’s been making a documentary feature about adoption. It’s an international movie inspired by the failed adoption of  Sir Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, in which a couple who are considering adoption go on a voyage of discovery visiting orphanages and learning about adoption. You probably know what’s coming next:...
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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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Taking our petition to 10 Downing Street

We have just issued the following press release:   ADOPTION REFORMS PETITION TO BE PRESENTED AT 10 DOWNING STREET Media invited to attend petition presentation: 13.00 on 31 October, 2011 A petition urging the government to form a National Adoption Authority and put the needs of children at the forefront of adoption reforms in the UK is to be presented at 10 Downing Street. More than 1,200...
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Adoption reform momentum building up

It’s great to see the media actively reporting on the urgent need to reform our failing adoption system. Having the power to change laws so that more children can be placed in loving homes is surely the most wonderful achievement. It’s one I am hoping our government will act on very soon and I eagerly await an announcement from David Cameron during National Adoption Week which starts...
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