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Support for Adoptees & Adopters.

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Dear Edward Timpson, We know you appreciate all that us adopters do. We are brave, loving and committed people. We provide permanence for some of the most needy children in the UK. Many of us feel that the Government funding and attention given to recruit new adopters far out weights the funding and attention given to support adoptees. Many of the families who have already adopted are struggling daily with gaining meaningful support. For these families it is hard to watch mass media recruitment drives. We worry about our own children and those children and families entering a system that is not yet ready to fully deal with the issues. These include inconsistent approaches from health, education and social care. Adoption Support is still in development and many of us feel it would be good to get this bit right before increasing the numbers of adoptions. National Adoption Week 2014 is promoting the adoption of siblings and yet this task is one that needs very careful consideration. Yes, siblings should ideally be kept together but only with a built in intensive and committed package of support before the adoption order is granted. Many of the adoptive families in the UK would like to see support to adoptees as a right enshrined in law. At the moment it feels to some that it is a postcode lottery. Social workers and teachers need more training, funding and support to understand fully the needs of adoptive families. We need support more than we need acknowledgement of what a great job we do. We are aware of this great job but just as 'love is not enough' neither is receiving a PR based pat on the back. We look forward to seeing adoption support high on the political agenda as a tribute to the braveness and resilience of adoptees, our children, who have no choice in becoming adopted.



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