There's a truly unbelievable story in the paper today, that a young brother and sister, whose mother is a heroin addict, have been turned down for adoption by their own grandparents, because they are deemed too old, even though neither has yet turned 60.
If that weren't enough, the siblings are now to be adopted by two complete strangers against the wishes of the grandparents. Following adoption, they will then be 'allowed' 2 visits to their grandchildren each year.
And as if that weren't enough, the two strangers are a gay couple, who have been selected ahead of several heterosexual couples.
And as if that weren't enough, the Grandparents have been told that if they object to the choice of adoptive parents, then their right to see their own flesh and blood twice a year will be denied them.
Adoption should be all about what is best for the children. I just cannot for the life of me see how this takes any account of their needs. It is an utter tragedy for that whole family.
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