A lot of people have offered to marry me over the last few years… but only out of pity. Whilst I wouldn’t mind a husband now and again to do the washing-up, it wouldn’t help my case. Married couples have to be residents here in Tanzania for two years before they can apply to adopt.
Five years ago this month, adventure beckoned and I disappeared into the sunset on a twelve-month sojourn to teach in Tanzania. I had had no plans to move to Africa, and in fact was seeking work in Peru, so imagine my surprise when I read the job advert in the TES and the realisation of my forthcoming move struck me.
Many bad things that are done in the world are done by people who are convinced that what they are doing is unquestionably good.
The Children and Families Bill expected to be introduced in 2012/2013 sets out plans to speed up adoption and care proceedings.
The adoption statistics just released have been hailed as evidence of a broken adoption system and prompted calls for reform, but do we need to change the rules around adoption or just the way in which the current rules are implemented?
Victoria exudes motherhood, even amongst the dank synthetics of Finfine’s old, strip-lit bar. And even now, whilst rain drills the potholed car park outside, in the uncomfortable company of harsh-featured afternoon drinkers and without her daughter, this elegant European transmits a contradictory familial comfort. She is one of those parents so in love with her [...]
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