Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gay adoption again

Or rather, forget about the gay adoption issue for the moment, as you read this story on the front page of today's Daily Mail about grandparents who were forced through lack of cash to give their grandchildren up for adoption because social services said they could not look after them.

Now answer me this:

You are young, your parents either can't or won't look after you, or are dead.

Who would you rather be looked after by? A close family member like a grandparent, or indeed parents, or some stranger?

Why the hell is this sort of thing going on? Have Edinburgh social services got so few pottential baby P's that they have to spend years grinding a family into the dust on the grounds that the grandparents are not in the best of health?


Linda said...

Well, it's got to be family. Why traumatise the poor kids further by taking them away? Crazy!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

As someone who was adopted and very happy, I have to say I would want to be looked after by people prepared to love me. Blood is not necessarily thicker than water.