Prof Brid Featherstone and Prof Anna Gupta believe adoption is too stark in its severance of the legal relationship between those adopted and their birth family, and out of line with the emotional realities for most involved.
Community Care piece: Children’s minister’s call for directors to prioritise adoption lambasted by sector heads
Important piece reported by the Guardian: Adoption not always best for children
Related piece: The role of the social worker in adoption – ethics and human rights: An Enquiry
Important related read: Siblings, contact and the law: an overlooked relationship?