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PLease sign this petition if you beleive change to the UK adoption system is necessary

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Kewcumber Wed 05-Oct-11 16:55:43

You may have read in the press recently about the latest statistics
regarding the adoption system in this country: The number of children in
care finding adoptive families has reached the lowest level in 10 years, and
in spite of new guidelines issued by the government earlier this year, the
situation is not improving.

Adoption with Humanity is campaigning for changes which will be permanent
and far reaching, and will prioritise the best interests of children in
care. We are petitioning the government to set up a National Adoption
Authority to bring together all elements of the adoption system and to be
governed by a mixed representative body to ensure best practice is enforced.
We strongly believe this is the only way to fix our broken adoption system.

Please click on the following link and sign our petition: (Once signed you will be
emailed with a link which you will need to click on to confirm/add your name
to the petition.)

If we get 100,000 signatures then it will be eligible for debate in the
House of Commons. It worked for Joanna Lumley and the Gurkha Justice
Campaign. And if we get 100,000 signatures then we are a big step closer to
achieving our goal: A National Adoption Authority and an improved adoption
system for the children in care in this country.

For more information please go to our website:

lechatnoir Wed 05-Oct-11 19:17:43

Done & linked to my facebook

Kewcumber Wed 05-Oct-11 20:08:05

thanks, just bumping for the evening crowd.

RIZZ0 Wed 05-Oct-11 20:10:49

Hey Kew, done and bump.

Lilka Wed 05-Oct-11 20:17:26

Thanks Kew

hester Wed 05-Oct-11 22:22:54

Done - thanks, Kew. I've never heard of Adoption with Humanity but will be checking them out.

Kewcumber Wed 05-Oct-11 22:57:13

I know a couple of the directors though don't know much about the organisation.

PelvicFloorOfAAAAARGHSteel Wed 05-Oct-11 23:02:59

Done, something needs to change, the system at the moment seems to be letting everyone down. sad

Kewcumber Thu 06-Oct-11 11:24:35

bump for the morning crowd.

auntierozzi Thu 06-Oct-11 11:32:56

Signed and linked on fb.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Thu 06-Oct-11 11:46:39

Signed, can't link on FB as I don't have it, but I agree wholeheartedly with your cause.
We tried (or considered) adoption around 15 years ago. The whole process was so awful we gave up and didn't proceed.

dustwhatdust Thu 06-Oct-11 19:41:02

Done, but same as above, no facebook I'm afraid .

Kewcumber Thu 06-Oct-11 23:05:29

Thanks all...

RIZZ0 Thu 06-Oct-11 23:46:13


Kewcumber Fri 07-Oct-11 10:15:48

thanks RIzz0

CowWatcher Fri 07-Oct-11 14:40:10

I have just been forwarded this in an email from a friend. I have signed & tweeted & facebooked the link. I have friends going through this process at the moment. Terrible to think that they have to wait so long to be parents & the children have to wait so long to be loved.

ConstantVigilance Sun 09-Oct-11 10:57:13

I've signed. I hope you get all the signatures you need

Gigondas Sun 09-Oct-11 11:05:56


kandle Sun 09-Oct-11 19:36:52

Sorry but I'm not clear what a national adoption authority will achieve. This is a complex system with the guardians and court systems being a major problem.

Also the impact of adoption breakdown on children is catastrophic. I would like to know more as to how you see the adoption authority improving the system. I'd be happy to sign up to something that did make it better but we need to ensure we reduce bureaucracy not add to it further.

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