In an attempt to make it easier for children to be placed with loving families, a panel of experts from the adoption sector has been set up to overhaul the rules.
Who has concocted the current cat\’s cradle of ideologically motivated stupidities?
The experts in adoption.
Getting said experts to overhaul the rules will simply lead to the current stupidities being entrenched into the system.
We used to have an adoption system that, from the child\’s point of view, worked rather well. It had the most essential of all characteristics, that it was swift.
Matches weren\’t entirely accurate it has to be said, around where I come from a Maltese couple who were 5 foot on a good day ended up with a teenage daughter heading for 6 foot by the time she was 15. Racial considerations were not all that worried about: partly, admittedly, because there weren\’t that many different skin colours around to worry about.
But it did work in a rough and ready but above all fast fashion. Asking the experts who broke it to fix it seems a little odd.
Personally I\’d grab a few of the nuns who have been doing this for 40 years and tell them to write the rules. When they\’re done, without the intervention of any priests and certainly keeping the bishops out of the way, then just add the relevant clauses about same sex adoption and we\’re done.
Screw the academics above all.