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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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Adoption with Humanity poster in today’s Daily Telegraph

The sadness etched on this boy’s face says it all. Why should he miss out on the chance of being placed with loving adoptive parents because of our bureaucratic system? Please sign our Adoption with Humanity petition urging immediate reforms and the setting up of a National Adoption Authority. This poster appears in today’s Daily...
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The reason why you should sign our petiton

Do you remember what it was like to never get picked for the team? It was horrible. It made you feel small. And useless. That’s nothing compared to how it feels to not be adopted. As I write adoption in the UK is in a sadly dysfunctional state. The system is broken and it means that there are thousands of children awaiting adoption- 4000 approximately at present. In the past year, there...
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I stand proud of our petition’s support

As we reach nearly 1,000 signatures on our Adoption with Humanity petition after only one week of it being live, and we not even having started the poster campaign, I stand proud. It is, in fact, both great news to have such support and sad at the same time that it has come to this. It is also sad that I believe we are unfortunately not getting the support we were hoping for from the government....
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Vanessa Feltz and ITN hear my plans for adoption reform

What a whirlwind day following the announcement of my Adoption With Humanity adoption reform plans. However, it is a day tinged with sadness following the death of one of the greatest men, Steve Jobs, a perfect example of how adoption can work beautifully. Please read about it here. Yet we are still agonising over whether adoption should or not be first choice for children languishing in care....
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David Cameron urged to support adoption reforms

I would like to thank the London Evening Standard for highlighting my proposals for adoption reforms when I urged David Cameron to take action: “David Cameron needs to lead on this issue and our focus should be to put children first. That means doing away with a system that keeps children in neglect until it is often too late and focuses plainly and squarely on their needs. That...
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