An article in the Guardian has featured TACT’s response to a letter Children and Families Minister Michelle Donelan has written to local authorities urging them to prioritise adoption.
TACT’s CEO said: “I had hoped that politicians had moved beyond this insulting language and unthinking devotion to adoption. Children in foster care are not ‘waiting for a permanent, loving home’: they are living in one. Long-term stability is vital and it is achieved in different ways for different children.”
“For some it is returning to birth parents, for some it is going to live with a relative who has selflessly come forward, for some it is long-term foster care, for some it is residential care and for some it is adoption. There is no hierarchy to these options, it depends on the individual child’s circumstance.”
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