Since I began Adoption With Humanity I’ve found myself connecting to a whole range of people who have a deep interest in improving the system. One of these is children’s minister Tim Loughton. Tim has impressed me with his grasp of the situation and his willingness to listen to those who have first hand experience of the adoption process as it currently stands. I’ve been in email contact trying to get a meeting with him; we came close a couple of weeks ago however both our timings did not work. This coming Monday, February 28 he’s suggested a phone meeting which I’m looking forward to.
I know Tim wants to see more children adopted with less delay and bureaucracy and in many respects he and I share similar views. I think that the more aligned we can all be on this, the more likely our chances of creating the shift that is necessary to change things. I’ve said this to Tim and he agrees which is one of the reasons he’s happy to talk. But it makes sense. It’s easy to go on television and radio and create a big noise about something but you also have to listen to others. I’m hoping that at the end of our chat, we’ll have an initial plan of how I can perhaps help him move forward and achieve his aims. Stay tuned.