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Being in the media spotlight

If you looked at the Times of London yesterday, you’ll have seen they’ve put their weight behind a campaign to increase the pace and success of adoptions in the UK. It’s an exciting piece of news because it means that my own views, along with those of many others,are being shared by a large body of people. They came to interview and photograph us – myself and the children...
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Our Times story

It’s the second time within a month that our story has appeared in The Times, and I applaud their campaign for a radical review of our present adoption process in the UK. This is what The Times says about us today as part of their report about children in care facing “adoption apartheid”.: For Francesca Polini and her husband, Rick, the process was heartbreaking. They...
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The baby business – has it gone too far?

The case of the couple who paid a surrogate to have their fourth baby is disturbing in so many ways. As I understand the reports, the surrogate decided to keep the baby well before it was born. To further complicate matters, she has allegedly demanded money from the couple for ‘maintenance’, and it appears they have been ordered by the Child Support Agency to pay it. This is so complicated it is...
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It’s here!

Today is very exciting for me. I’ve just received the first copies of my book Mexican Takeaway. Opening the box has released a whole wave of feelings. Anticipation of course, but also relief, excitement, pride and a little bit of sadness as I recalled what it was that made me write the book in the first place. I don’t think either Rick my husband or I will ever forget the uncertainty, the...
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