Over the past few months we have been hearing from prospective adopters who, understandably, are feeling disheartened by their wait to be matched with a child. One couple wrote an open letter to the Family Guardian. BAAF’s John Simmonds has written a reply which the Guardian has kindly said they will pass on to the authors of the letter. We thought we would share John's reply for others in a similar situation to see
Your letter is powerful and moving. As a professional and as an adoptive father of two I recognise the intensity of your plea for your social worker to be honest about the current situation but at the same time I would urge you not to give up hope.
The adoption system...