Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Who gets to adopt?

I find it hard to believe this story where Merthyr Tudful Council are alleged to have barred Adam Brown an UKIP Councillor from adopting children because he is an elected representative on the Council. All local authorities have Adoption/Fostering panels made up of specialists as well as elected members who decide whether an applicant(s) are suitable to foster or adopt children. There are Councillors who are foster parents to children who were placed by their own Authorities and there are no policies to prevent this from happening.

There is obviously more to Merthyr's decision than meets the eye.

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