In light of the stories that women have shared of adoption from 50 years ago, we want to express our deepest sympathies ​for the distress endured by all women affected.  We cannot change what happened in the past and the injustice of historical practices should be acknowledged.  Adoption has changed significantly since that time and is now considered for children only when other options have been fully explored​.  Services aim to help birth families to stay together wherever that is possible and where this is not, adoption provides children with safety and the opportunity to thrive. If you’re an adopted adult and if you’ve been affected by the recent news stories and you would like further information or support from us, please visit our website and search for adoption support. – Suzanne Griffiths, Director of National Adoption Service

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