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PostSubject: wanting to adopt   Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:23 pm

Hi all.

As some of you will know Sara and I have been in a lengthy adoption process (18 months). We have had real problems with our local authority who have come up with reasons why we aren't suitable. They said we didn't have a big enough car and we weren't rich enough. Then they said it was because Sara (my wife) was grossly overweight. They had measured her as 5"4' instead of 5"11' !!!! Every time they came up with a reason why we weren't suitable we came up with evidence we were.

As a last resort we went for an independent review with the IRM who found that we were suitable to adopt straight away and there was NO evidence from our local authority to suggest otherwise. We thought that was it and we would get our longed for child however no, our local authority is refusing to honour the IRM decision

We really have no where to go so are petitioning David Cameron. Please sign our petition and forward it to as many people as possible



http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/david-cameron-help-us-adopt-allow-people-with-an-independent-review-mechanism-recommendation-as-suitable-to-adopt-to-go-ahead-and-adopt-2

Thank you

Mark and Sara
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:09 am

Thanks mate. Your support means a lot.

Some of the reasons the local authority gave as to why we aren't suitable were. . Not having a big enough car, not being rich enough and my wife being grossly overweight!!! I burst out laughing when our social worker said that only to be told not to laugh it was a serious matter. It turned out they had measured her height as 5"4' instead of her actual 5"11'. What were they seeing. The Manager even asked Sara if she ever does any exercise again I started laughing thinking about all those times she had been put walking, swimming and doing yoga whilst I sat in front of the TV

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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:32 am

Signed. Good luck friend.
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:42 am

Cheers Jon much appreciated mate Wink
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:51 am

signed it, good luck Mark

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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:17 am

Thank you Sir Sidney my good friend.

Just got to say in one of the documents produced by our local authority at request of the IRM it stated that we were dishonest and lacked moral integrity. The local authority didn't offer and evidence for this and the IRM didn't find any evidence or foundation for this claim. The local authority also questioned our ability to parent the children we have, again the IRM panel stated that our ability to parent our existing children or an adopted child is NOT on question. And that we have all the skills necessary.

There have been three local aythority agency decision makers in the last nine months and the current one is only an interim agency decision maker. There is something odd going on within our local authority which I think Sara and I have sadly stumbled on.
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:02 am

Done..............................

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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:00 am

Cheers Tony Smile
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:48 am

Mark this story is outrageous. Don't give up hope. I have signed.

Good luck.

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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:03 am

I have also signed Mark Smile

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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:10 am

Thanks Brian. You too Dan your support is much appreaciated
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:10 am

signed it just now Mark, best of luck mate  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:06 am

Thanks Dal. All the support means a lot Smile
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:14 pm

I signed it too Mark ( Sorry Meant to post this yesterday LOL )

Best of luck to you and Sara Smile

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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:21 pm

Thanks for your support Len. I noticed you had signed Smile
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:12 pm

Just signed mate.
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:20 pm

Thanks Ross Smile great avatar by the way Smile
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:24 am

Mark

I have signed too.

I hope you are allowed to adopt, if you have been deemed as fit to adopt and the council would rather have children in care homes or foster care, when you are willing to give a child a family and your love it is madness!

Please keep us up dated with any progress.

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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:16 pm

Thanks Paul. Appreciated mate. It's definitely felt like madness most of the time and I will let you know how we get on.
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:02 pm

All done, good luck Mark.

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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:38 pm

Thank you Richard. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:50 am

Best wishes Mark!

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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:19 am

Cheers Jim. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: wanting to adopt   Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:51 pm

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