As the government seeks to speed up the adoption process with Michael Gove highlighting the value of a stable and nurturing environment, an adult adoptee suggests the actual adoption is just the beginning and more support post adoption is needed.
On this, Michael Gove and I agree, adoption has to be better than a child languishing in the care system, farmed out to a multitude of foster placements that may break down. Just as Mr. Gove’s personal experience shapes his thoughts on adoption so do mine.
What I think the government and Mr Gove fails to understand is the change in reasons why children are adopted today compared to when we were both adopted. In my case I was adopted because I was illegitimate and my mother did not have the means to care for me in terms of a home, cash or family support, I think this is…
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