The Liberal MP Ms Banks said while launching the Federal report recommending a national adoption law be established. in Canberra on Monday 26/11/2018. “That adoption figures would have been closer to 5000 if Australia had a less fragmented system, like that in the United Kingdom.”

Yet in the United Kingdom a very different view is rising

The use of adoption places the UK in much closer alignment with the US than with European states, as outlined by the Donaldson Adoption institute.

Let’s look at the ethical dilemma that is now presenting in the UK after several years of previous Prime Minister David Cameron’s push for more adoptions to take place and forced adoption which mirrors the push here at the moment by the Federal Government and people with vested interests in adoption.

The research paper below screams caution, caution and was done BY the people at the coal face of adoption in the UK.
They felt it necessary for many, many reasons as they find themselves in an ethical dilemma having been forced to follow

Cameron’s emotionally ignorant and damaging push.

Anyone person caring for children at the moment with a view to adopting them has no idea today how adoption will play out in the lives of those children when they grow up.

NO IDEA.

It is nothing that any prospective adoptive parent can predict little alone this committee and it really is Russian roulette when it comes to their later life.

We can look at what has gone before in this country and learn from the lived experience of tens of thousands of people and be emotionally intelligent ENOUGH in the best interests of the child and the child’s ENTIRE LIFE to say, the lived experience of so many tells us to be very cautious when it comes to adoption in any form open or closed.

You are told that the UK is an example that should be followed here in Australia and that we don’t adopt anywhere as many as we should like the UK do.

This following film tells a different side of the story
Great Britain is one of two European countries where ‘forced adoption’ takes place, whereby a child’s biological parents are given no say in the decision to give up their offspring.

The stated motive for the practice is putting the child’s interests first, but opponents insist that social workers often abuse their powers simply to meet targets. Human rights activists have raised concerns about the fairness of the system.

They believe child protection services often act on false allegations and operate under vague definitions of child abuse to forcibly remove children from their natural parents.
Is this what we want in Australia?

It has been shown in other countries that Adoptions lead to even higher costs, with the engagement of Adoption Agencies as exceedingly high placement fees, and in some instances a continuation of fostering allowances to the adopters until the child attains 18 years.

Unsurprisingly, it is also the Adoption Agencies that are pressing for more adoptions, as it will considerably enrich them as it has done in the UK and other countries.
Many families have had to flee the country just to keep their kids.

Bridget Robb Chief Executive British Association of Social Workers – Time: 46.38 in the following film states

“There are some cases going on where the parents are challenging the adoption order and that’s a very hard one because legally at adoption they are no longer a child of those parents.

The courts normally say even if it was wrong to make that initial decision to upset the child again and move them back is not necessarily the right answer because adoption stays with people the rest of their lives.

This isn’t a short-term decision; this is making a decision for the next 70-80 years of that person’s life that they look back on that time in their life and they say but why, why was that and why was that done?

Why was I taken away without the consent of my parents? “

(Please note the video has some quiet spots in it please be patient and continue watching to the end)

BASW unveils the UK Adoption Enquiry report and key findings

https://www.basw.co.uk/media/news/2018/jan/basw-unveils-adoption-enquiry-report-and-key-findings

A new piece of research written by social workers predicts that forced adoption will come to an end in the UK. The document also offers new research on the impact of adoptions on birth parents and asks whether it is right for the government to pursue adoption at any cost.

The End Of Forced Adoption In The UK? Meet The Social Workers Challenging The System.

https://www.academia.edu/26396736/Birth_parents_perceptions_of_professional_practice_in_child_care_and_adoption_proceedings_implications_for_practice

How can it be right to have targets for breaking up families?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/13/breaking-up-families-councils-child-adoptions?fbclid=IwAR1S1_gSXBRp5mQy75Nuo2za_vQVFqNolSmpdjgQW6ZxYieAkZ0J-RYKD7g

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