Friday, 4 November 2011

Chat to us on Twitter about National Adoption Week

Last night marked BAAF's National Adoption Week Twitter Chat, which focused on all the adoption news in the press this week. Read on below for a transcript of the chat, which included help and advice from BAAF's Chief Executive David Holmes, BAAF Patron Nicky Campbell, and Children's Minister Tim Loughton - plus first hand experience from adoptive and prospective adoptive parents. Most recent tweets appear first.

lornamiles RT @EmmaLangman: @Theresauno Absolutely agree! Hughes "Building the Bonds of Attachment" shld be compulsory fr all adopters,fosterers and soc/wrkrs #NAW2011 -8:03 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

ClareLWCooper RT @BAAFAdoption: Our #NAW2011 helpline open 8am-8pm tmrw & 9am-5pm Mon-Fri for rest of Nov: 0800 652 9626 Pls RT! -8:03 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption Thanks all for participating - check our blog tomorrow for a roundup - http://t.co/yPx8SDem #NAW2011 -8:03 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mrsmooshoes RT @BAAFAdoption: For further info & advice on adoption visit the #NAW2011 website: http://t.co/xwkn2jMR -8:02 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @Jags_Catering I think we all kicked ass! Here's to us! Cheers, well done all #NAW2011 -8:02 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mrsmooshoes @sallydwrites We had a similar experience. And seriously good quality social workers. #NAW2011 -8:02 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @Theresauno Absolutely agree! Hughes "Building the Bonds of Attachment" shld be compulsory fr all adopters,fosterers and soc/wrkrs #NAW2011 -8:02 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

DRLT RT @BAAFAdoption: Our #NAW2011 helpline open 8am-8pm tmrw & 9am-5pm Mon-Fri for rest of Nov: 0800 652 9626 Pls RT! -8:02 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @Ginge007 @sallydwrites Absolutely agree! All 'my' children have had very successful adoptions n r thriving in their new families. #NAW2011 -8:02 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption Our #NAW2011 helpline open 8am-8pm tmrw & 9am-5pm Mon-Fri for rest of Nov: 0800 652 9626 Pls RT! -8:02 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

ropphil RT @david_daly: There are 1000's of children waiting to be adopted, feeling unloved !! I know that feeling let's make a change. I DID IT #naw2011 -8:02 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

spursblogger RT @BAAFAdoption: For further info & advice on adoption visit the #NAW2011 website: http://t.co/YQ9h1mfc -8:02 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme @BAAFAdoption Good point re babies. So how many of the 0-1's not placed are really in the running for adoption? #naw2011 -8:01 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WELSHPAULA2 @hiapop @NickyAACampbell how true mine are always been thankful #NAW2011 -8:01 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption For further info & advice on adoption visit the #NAW2011 website: http://t.co/xwkn2jMR -8:01 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

gogo_rae RT @david_daly: I'm a single gay dad and so proud to have my daughter, the love I get from her is priceless xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek please RT -8:01 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @sallydwrites: We felt valued by our local authority and were approved within 9 months, its not all bad news #NAW2011 -8:01 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mrsmooshoes RT @sallydwrites: 'Naming and shaming' local authorities, not the answer, much more complex #NAW2011 -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

sallydwrites We felt valued by our local authority and were approved within 9 months, its not all bad news #NAW2011 -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @obotheclown the point is the children,if you kick ass,push things on,ask questions,remember your worth.things will move faster #NAW2011 -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @hiapop: @NickyAACampbell Parents that adopt literally are life savers. #naw2011 -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @Theresauno If you have been following my tweets for a while you will know I hugely admire foster parents. As @dansumption knows :) #NAW2011 -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WELSHPAULA2 @BAAFAdoption i know my mum and dad wouldnt have even coped with that ! #NAW2011 -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mrsmooshoes @Ginge007 Also need to recruit quality social workers and remove some of the stigma/criticism - sw's easy targets for blame. #naw2011 -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

hiapop @NickyAACampbell Parents that adopt literally are life savers. #naw2011 -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

SimplySW RT @justmesathere: Hello lovely followers please RT this..let's get adoption trending #NAW2011 @BAAFAdoption -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme RT @lornamiles: @CKHarris85 Post adoption support is being hit by cutbacks, a friend has been offered a 2 yr support package for 5 year old! #NAW2011 -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

A470Training #naw2011 We decided to use vol agency (Barnardos Cymru) for to avoid LA delays, approved much faster & support has been awesome. -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

spursblogger RT @Ginge007: Need to recruit more social workers to reduce delay...Reforms won't work without ressources to work with families #NAW2011 -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly @mike_magoo bless you xXx #naw2011 -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering “@justmesathere: *stands down from soap box (for now)has GnT* #NAW2011” Will join u now - ! -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

midgethemouse #naw2011 I agree target setting isn't the remedy -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

ianpearse RT @david_daly: I'm a single gay dad and so proud to have my daughter, the love I get from her is priceless xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek please RT -8:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @EmmaLangman @Jags_Catering ..the damage caused when a child who already struggles to trust ppl is let down! #NAW2011 -7:59 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Ginge007 @sallydwrites #Naw2011 Well said....too much neg publicity this week...focus should be on the positives of adoption...which are many! -7:59 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @JudithDuck: @BAAFAdoption #NAW2011 We adopted a sibling group 6 years ago very tough very rewarding sa… (cont) http://t.co/e1cG0Ir2 -7:59 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly All week I have been doing interviews for the press I'll do anything to give a child a home I know the rewards xXx #naw2011 -7:59 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @BAAFAdoption Eldest was spookily angelic for 2 yrs. 1st time in trouble at school - we wre plsd! Knew 5yo knows is safe - 4evr #NAW2011 :) -7:59 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jacksmam05 RT @david_daly: I'm a single gay dad and so proud to have my daughter, the love I get from her is priceless xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek please RT -7:59 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

theotheralig RT @david_daly: I'm a single gay dad and so proud to have my daughter, the love I get from her is priceless xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek please RT -7:59 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme @CIAMarquees @UKPeopleFinder I don't think finding applies so much in modern adoption. Can't see Baby P's sisters wanting reunion! #naw2011 -7:59 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

JudithDuck @BAAFAdoption #NAW2011 We adopted a sibling group 6 years ago very tough very rewarding sad to see how rare it is, thought many more would -7:59 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Rachel_Jasper RT @Coram: Coram is one of the fastest and most efficient adoption services in England. Find out more now http://t.co/GnrGjmta #NAW2011 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @david_daly: The day I got my daughter !! Best feeling ever xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek http://t.co/NCQSCLM2 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

HeidiRodriguez_ RT @CIAMarquees: If anyone would like to find their biological parents I recommend @UKPeopleFinder #NAW2011 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WELSHPAULA2 @jessica_emmett we are lucky then lol #NAW2011 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

FionaSalsa RT @BAAFAdoption: We need adopters now for older children, sibling groups and disabled children #NAW2011 http://t.co/JS0hHZs8 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Coram Coram is one of the fastest and most efficient adoption services in England. Find out more now http://t.co/GnrGjmta #NAW2011 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @bizzylizzyme Never heard of that but will now look it up. #naw2011 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere *stands down from soap box (for now)has GnT* #NAW2011 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mrsmooshoes @timloughton But do you worry that the pressure of league tables might result in councils pushing cases through too fast? #naw2011 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

lornamiles @CKHarris85 Post adoption support is being hit by cutbacks, a friend has been offered a 2 yr support package for 5 year old! #NAW2011 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

sallydwrites 'Naming and shaming' local authorities, not the answer, much more complex #NAW2011 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @EmmaLangman @Jags_Catering My aim has never been to adopt bt 2 help multiple children thru fostering?! I have also seen the .. #NAW2011 -7:58 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @bizzylizzyme Because not all babies are available for adoption - many will return to birth parents/extended family #NAW2011 -7:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly The day I got my daughter !! Best feeling ever xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek http://t.co/1KEZALgU -7:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

loopyb_75 RT @david_daly: I'm a single gay dad and so proud to have my daughter, the love I get from her is priceless xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek please RT -7:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WinceyWillis1 RT @david_daly: There are 1000's of children waiting to be adopted, feeling unloved !! I know that feeling let's make a change. I DID IT #naw2011 -7:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme Sibling adoption is another area for careful thought. So many people don't understand about Trauma Bond which can be devastating #naw2011 -7:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @BAAFAdoption Eldest screamed for 3 days on arriving. We were prepared. GREAT sign (tho sad)- hd bonded to foster- strong bond t us #NAW2011 -7:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

cjhancock RT @justmesathere: Adoption is a word,a beautiful word , a normal word with and extraordinary meaning #NAW2011 get this trending people- come on let's kick ass -7:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

midgethemouse #naw2011 @WELSHPAULA2 my son was my foster child hence his BPs not only know who we are but have visited our home - I am pro-openness -7:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

satsandhu @Ginge007 Adoption should feature in all courses.Many SWs clueless as to what makes an adoptive placement last.#NAW2011 -7:56 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

CIAMarquees If anyone would like to find their biological parents I recommend @UKPeopleFinder #NAW2011 -7:56 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @WELSHPAULA2 Most adoptions now have letterbox exchange - not face to face contact #NAW2011 -7:56 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @BAAFAdoption @midgethemouse They have sped up the process for criminal trials but life changing family cases take for ever. #naw2011 -7:56 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

StoriesForTots RT @david_daly: I'm a single gay dad and so proud to have my daughter, the love I get from her is priceless xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek please RT -7:56 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme @BAAFAdoption Why do babies need to be safely fostered? More info pls #naw2011 -7:56 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @JudithDuck No national figures on number of siblings adopted, but over 400 groups currently waiting for adoptive parents #NAW2011 -7:55 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

jessica_emmett @WELSHPAULA2 #NAW2011 lolz I normally assume peoples parents are lovely until told other wise =P I have lovely ones too =) -7:55 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @BAAFAdoption Yup. And charity we went through has tiny breakdown, even for tough cases - thanks to FAB support :) #NAW2011 -7:55 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

sallydwrites CAMHS is also very patchy, ours is dreadful, no one seems to overlook nationally #NAW2011 -7:55 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering #naw2011 we were told that Monmouthshire council would not even start the process for 18 months - so we went out of area -7:55 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

midgethemouse #naw2011 of the 65000 or so kids in care probably less than 5% are available for adoption, many are accommodated -7:55 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

GayDaid RT @david_daly: I'm a single gay dad and so proud to have my daughter, the love I get from her is priceless xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek please RT -7:55 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @nellieberta So pleased for you! Love to hear more stories like this #NAW2011 -7:54 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WELSHPAULA2 @midgethemouse my mum and dad adopted me in 1967 they told me they wouldnt do it now as most adoptions are open with contact #NAW2011 -7:54 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

JudithDuck @BAAFAdoption @bizzylizzyme #NAW2011 wow is that all... how many sibling groups or are those figures not available? -7:54 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme SW delays, like long-term sick, family-friendly hours, disorganisation etc. Can private sector come in to sort some of this? #naw2011 -7:54 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

CKHarris85 RT @headsgalore: Any adoption now needs to be set up with ongoing support for both the Child and adoptive parents #NAW2011 -7:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @midgethemouse That's why we need to speed up court process - http://t.co/D8APB6q2 #NAW2011 -7:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @Theresauno @Jags_Catering #NAW2011 I get u r reflecting agency's views. But what do u think? Is it sub-consciously #selfulfillingprophecy? -7:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Simple_John1 #naw2011 You give a social worker a clipboard and a questionnaire, it's going to cause a whole load of problems. -7:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @bizzylizzyme And very important to remember that the majority of young babies do not need to be adopted, but safely fostered #NAW2011 -7:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

nobblybobbly46 RT @david_daly: Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

nellieberta @BAAFAdoption approved in september & hubby & I have just been matched with a 17 month old little boy!Worth the home study 100% ;o) #NAW2011 -7:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

AdeleWebb1 RT @david_daly: I'm a single gay dad and so proud to have my daughter, the love I get from her is priceless xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek please RT -7:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

sallydwrites @Ginge007 Yes I agree, our authority is limited on recruitment of adopters due to budget. #NAW2011 -7:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

headsgalore Any adoption now needs to be set up with ongoing support for both the Child and adoptive parents #NAW2011 -7:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

trudders1980 RT @david_daly: I'm a single gay dad and so proud to have my daughter, the love I get from her is priceless xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek please RT -7:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

midgethemouse #naw2011 the family court delays also mean that little ones become settled in foster homes waiting for court decisions -7:52 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Lynn262 RT @david_daly: Over 35,000 children in the care system all they want is to be loved and some where to call home xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek -7:52 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme Tho parents path to adoption needs to take some time for reflection it's the needless delays of SWs that wind us up most #naw2011 -7:52 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

DianeDavies RT @david_daly: I'm a single gay dad and so proud to have my daughter, the love I get from her is priceless xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek please RT -7:52 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @bizzylizzyme @EmmaLangman @Jags_Catering Don't think that was wot they meant. They just prefer new or adoptive Mum n Dad #NAW2011 -7:52 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @bizzylizzyme 2,170 children aged 1-4 adopted from care in England last year #NAW2011 -7:52 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @robertcgage yes, exactly...sadly too often #NAW2011 -7:52 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly I'm a single gay dad and so proud to have my daughter, the love I get from her is priceless xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek please RT -7:52 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @dannavalentine Addressing the inconsistency across local authorities. But it may just be shifting a problem. #naw2011 -7:51 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Ginge007 Need to recruit more social workers to reduce delay...Reforms won't work without ressources to work with families #NAW2011 -7:51 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

midgethemouse #naw2011 @dave_daly the point is that actually they need a whole lot more than love -7:51 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WELSHPAULA2 @BAAFAdoption oh yes definitly also had an adopted brother for my 5th birthday ,its wonderful #NAW2011 -7:51 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption Disruption rates for v young children are v low @EmmaLangman #NAW2011 -7:50 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @Foodie_Joanne too many cases like this! #NAW2011 -7:50 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering RT @EmmaLangman: @Theresauno @Jags_Catering I know around 30% breakdown nationally. Charity we went to, less thn 3% Proper prep & post-adopt support #NAW2011 -7:50 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme @Theresauno @BAAF 0-5 fine, but the emphasis is so much on 0-1. 60 babies last year, but how many 0-2 or 3? Many more I think #naw2011 -7:50 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @Jags_Catering @EmmaLangman Jst give up?! I foster children wiv complex difficulties am just tellin u local adoption agency views. #NAW2011 -7:50 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @justmesathere Not just delay. Very often prevent the process from even starting. #naw2011 -7:50 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

lornamiles we mustn't forget that for some children adoption isn't the answer #NAW2011 -7:50 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @timloughton just how long will we wait for a standardised system across the country? #NAW2011 -7:49 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly Over 35,000 children in the care system all they want is to be loved and some where to call home xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek -7:49 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @Theresauno @Jags_Catering I know around 30% breakdown nationally. Charity we went to, less thn 3% Proper prep & post-adopt support #NAW2011 -7:49 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @WELSHPAULA2 Great to hear! Adoption works! #NAW2011 -7:49 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WELSHPAULA2 @jessica_emmett must add i have been lucky to have fabulous mum and dad #NAW2011 -7:48 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme RT @midgethemouse: #naw2011 I hope there is recognition here that 1960's adoption is a world away from present day adoption? -7:48 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

howard_parsons RT @Sue27Gillett: #naw2011 I am the successful product of adoption aged 2 weeks by wonderful parents and would encourage anyone who wants a child to go for it -7:48 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jacksmam05 RT @BAAFAdoption: We need adopters now for older children, sibling groups and disabled children #NAW2011 http://t.co/JS0hHZs8 -7:48 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

spursblogger @mum_to10 sadly that is true stimes. But many dedicated social workers are frustrated and furious with system too #NAW2011 -7:48 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jacksmam05 RT @BAAFAdoption: Freephone helpline if anyone needs info or advice on adoption: 0800 652 9626 #NAW2011 Open until 8 this eve -7:48 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

NickyAACampbell @bizzylizzyme never ever easy #naw2011 -7:48 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage Just a thought but should adoption be taken away from councils and put into a central agency such as BAAF? #naw2011 -7:48 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Lynn262 RT @david_daly: Just by RT you are making people notice it's #nationaladoptionweek that one tweet could find a child a home come on twitter xXx #naw2011 -7:47 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @midgethemouse Good point - adoption has changed SO much #NAW2011 -7:47 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme @BAAFAdoption Exactly! Prospectives need to be led to think through whether they want the youngest child at all costs. #naw2011 -7:47 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

midgethemouse #naw2011 I hope there is recognition here that 1960's adoption is a world away from present day adoption? -7:47 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @Theresauno Agree, but need to find families for older children too - they're depending on us #NAW2011 -7:47 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere FACT! Variations in authorities delay adoption processes.You know it, I know.Pull your finger out and take action David Cameron #NAW2011 -7:47 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

satsandhu @timloughton @Jags_Catering Even greater savings possible than Harrow's but money needs redirecting into supporting adopters.#NAW2011 -7:47 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @TheM3Diaries @BAAFAdoption Aw, bless him! We're not sure when to start telling ours they are adopted. It can be confusing. #naw2011 -7:47 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

theglorymill RT @david_daly: Welcome to all my new followers xXx I'll get round to saying hello soon !! But please spread the word about adoption #naw2011 -7:47 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

sallydwrites Better support equals more adopters, especially for siblings #NAW2011 -7:46 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @TheM3Diaries And one day he just might be! #NAW2011 -7:46 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @bizzylizzyme True - but I also think the figures indicate that most adopters do want children in the 0-5 age bracket #NAW2011 @BAAF ? -7:46 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

wonkotsane RT @Sue27Gillett: #naw2011 I am the successful product of adoption aged 2 weeks by wonderful parents and would encourage anyone who wants a child to go for it -7:46 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme @EmmaLangman @Theresauno @Jags_Catering Agreed. You shouldn't give kids the slightest inkling it might be temporary. Like Marriage #naw2011 -7:45 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

jessica_emmett @WELSHPAULA2 #NAW2011 =O Awesome =D It hard looking along the road, many here tonight have been down it already -7:45 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @Theresauno That's why social workers try hard to get right match - & why adoption support matters so much #NAW2011 -7:45 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere Ty for the RT people...you will all receive extra sparkles for the rest of the week #NAW2011 -7:45 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

davidcornock RT @Sue27Gillett: #naw2011 I am the successful product of adoption aged 2 weeks by wonderful parents and would encourage anyone who wants a child to go for it -7:45 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

timloughton @SatSandhu #NAW2011 already makes financial sense 4 councils 2 support quality adoption support to help quality placement permanently -7:45 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

DaffodiliOnline RT @BAAFAdoption: We need adopters now for older children, sibling groups and disabled children #NAW2011 http://t.co/JS0hHZs8 -7:45 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering @Theresauno @emmalangman #naw2011 So do you just give up ? -7:45 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

TheM3Diaries @BAAFAdoption Our 4 yo son is just beginning to understand he is adopted, sometimes he gets a bit confused "I'm a doctor!" he says. #NAW2011 -7:45 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

ToryMemo RT @Sue27Gillett: #naw2011 I am the successful product of adoption aged 2 weeks by wonderful parents and would encourage anyone who wants a child to go for it -7:45 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

SeyiCedarEvents RT @justmesathere: @SeyiCedarEvents @Jags_Catering @nickyaacampbell I'm a community artist...I intend to focus my work from now on around adoption #NAW2011 -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @bizzylizzyme There are so many children waiting for adoption today - majority not babies #NAW2011 -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @EmmaLangman @Jags_Catering Know where u r comin from bt doesn't alter fact that sum adoptions break down n kids trust broken #NAW2011 -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly Just by RT you are making people notice it's #nationaladoptionweek that one tweet could find a child a home come on twitter xXx #naw2011 -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering “@timloughton: @Jags_Catering @satsandhu #naw2011 Harrow Council with Coram as partners r saving £440k thru better adoption system” -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @SeyiCedarEvents @Jags_Catering @nickyaacampbell I'm a community artist...I intend to focus my work from now on around adoption #NAW2011 -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

GreyDayGirl RT @justmesathere: Hello lovely followers please RT this..let's get adoption trending #NAW2011 @BAAFAdoption -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WELSHPAULA2 @jessica_emmett im a happy adoptee placed at a few days old now a happy grandmother #NAW2011 -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

dannavalentine @BAAFAdoption #NAW2011 has dual task of promoting awareness AND the diverse individuals we work with. Must remember adoption breakdown. -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme @Theresauno More interaction and more thought. SWs assume we all want babies - some don't. #naw2011 -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

jessica_emmett @Ginge007 #NAW2011 "Adoptive Genes" love it! =P -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Fostersbristol RT @BAAFAdoption: RT @Sue27Gillett: #naw2011 I am the successful product of adoption aged 2 weeks by wonderful parents and woul… (cont) http://t.co/lbbz4F1x -7:44 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

KallyBlueEyes RT @justmesathere: Hello lovely followers please RT this..let's get adoption trending #NAW2011 @BAAFAdoption -7:43 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @Theresauno @Jags_Catering A child wouldn't feel less rejection because the parent didn't say 'forever'! Kids see actions;not words #NAW2011 -7:43 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Lynn262 RT @david_daly: Welcome to all my new followers xXx I'll get round to saying hello soon !! But please spread the word about adoption #naw2011 -7:43 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

timloughton @Jags_Catering @satsandhu #naw2011 irony is that Harrow Council with Coram as partners r saving £440k thru better adoption system -7:43 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

jessica_emmett @Jags_Catering #NAW2011 i've always been on the fence about having kids. but open to the idea, wounding if it's harder or easier as adoptee -7:43 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WeAreParents RT @BAAFAdoption: We need adopters now for older children, sibling groups and disabled children #NAW2011 http://t.co/JS0hHZs8 -7:43 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @timloughton Thank you Minister. Inconsistency of service a real theme this evening. #naw2011 -7:43 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @Sue27Gillett: #naw2011 I am the successful product of adoption aged 2 weeks by wonderful parents and woul… (cont) http://t.co/lbbz4F1x -7:42 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Lynn262 RT @david_daly: There are 1000's of children waiting to be adopted, feeling unloved !! I know that feeling let's make a change. I DID IT #naw2011 -7:42 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @Sue27Gillett: #naw2011 I am the successful product of adoption aged 2 weeks by wonderful parents and would encourage anyone who wants a child to go for it -7:42 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly Welcome to all my new followers xXx I'll get round to saying hello soon !! But please spread the word about adoption #naw2011 -7:42 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

vpj4242 RT @justmesathere: Hello lovely followers please RT this..let's get adoption trending #NAW2011 @BAAFAdoption -7:42 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @bizzylizzyme Absolutely! Right child -right parents - right match! Why I think more interaction needed before move. #NAW2011 -7:42 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Sue27Gillett #naw2011 I am the successful product of adoption aged 2 weeks by wonderful parents and would encourage anyone who wants a child to go for it -7:42 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme @NickyAACampbell D'you think reunion is appropriate for modern adoptees? You make it look so easy but I don't think it is any more #naw2011 -7:41 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @spursblogger Ring fencing has helped in the past - perhaps worth thinking about #NAW2011 -7:41 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

timloughton @robertcgage #naw2011 1st transparency, then OFSTED with new inspection procedures& intervention if necessary but all should learn from best -7:41 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

misspenders RT @justmesathere: Adoption is a word,a beautiful word , a normal word with and extraordinary meaning #NAW2011 get this trending people- come on let's kick ass -7:41 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

pinkneonmartini RT @justmesathere: Adoption is a word,a beautiful word , a normal word with and extraordinary meaning #NAW2011 get this trending people- come on let's kick ass -7:41 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mattpoo RT @justmesathere: Adoption is a word,a beautiful word , a normal word with and extraordinary meaning #NAW2011 get this trending people- come on let's kick ass -7:41 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

andrewtiny RT @justmesathere: Adoption is a word,a beautiful word , a normal word with and extraordinary meaning #NAW2011 get this trending people- come on let's kick ass -7:41 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering “@jessica_emmett: #NAW2011 Any of you adoptees as well as i've been thinking about kids?” I'm both ! -7:41 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere Adoption is a word,a beautiful word , a normal word with and extraordinary meaning #NAW2011 get this trending people- come on let's kick ass -7:40 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @mum_to10 @BAAFAdoption @mum_to10 @BAAFAdoption Missed this originally, sorry. You are an inspiration! Keep up the good work. #naw2011 -7:40 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

SeyiCedarEvents RT @Jags_Catering: “@NickyAACampbell: @justmesathere - finding people like you to do it! #naw2011 More like you and other celebs -7:40 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

chocotabulous RT @BAAFAdoption: We need adopters now for older children, sibling groups and disabled children #NAW2011 http://t.co/JS0hHZs8 -7:40 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

gemma1981 RT @BAAFAdoption: BAAF statement re: the Norgrove Review of Family Justice http://t.co/D8APB6q2 #NAW2011 -7:40 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly There are 1000's of children waiting to be adopted, feeling unloved !! I know that feeling let's make a change. I DID IT #naw2011 -7:39 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @Theresauno @Jags_Catering If can't promise forever; shldn't adopt. How can child trust u if u don't even trust ur own commitment? #NAW2011 -7:39 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

spursblogger Yet budgets being cut not increased. Can govt ring fence money for adoption? Sorely needed or else will be bogged down in LA cuts #NAW2011 -7:39 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

lornamiles @mrsmooshoes I agree but sometimes the issues are so obvious it's clear its a no go from the start #NAW2011 -7:39 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @StotheJizzle We agree - adoption is a life-long process #NAW2011 -7:39 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

jessica_emmett #NAW2011 There seems to be a lot of people that/trying to adopt here. Any of you adoptees as well as i've been thinking about kids? -7:38 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme RT @BAAFAdoption: We need adopters now for older children, sibling groups and disabled children #NAW2011 http://t.co/JS0hHZs8 -7:38 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

beakelsand RT @david_daly: Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:38 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme @sallydwrites Not just attachment! Teachers don't learn normal child development so they haven't a clue when things go wrong #naw2011 -7:38 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

spursblogger Throwing money at prob not enough. However, more social workers, efficient admin, better training all desperately needed ...#NAW2011 -7:38 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WeAreParents RT @bizzylizzyme: Lead time for adopters less important than u think, as it's a mental journey from parent tfo adopter. We were 3 yrs start 2 finish #naw2011 -7:38 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @bizzylizzyme So true - people often talk about chemistry when they find right child for them #NAW2011 -7:38 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno RT @spursblogger: Court delays and too great a leeway for birth family to challenge and stall remains key factor...#NAW2011 -7:38 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @BAAFAdoption yes! LOVE THAT :) #NAW2011 -7:38 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Lynn262 RT @david_daly: Ok I have only 606 followers some of you have 1000's get them to RT let the world be aware it's #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek let's do it -7:37 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @dannavalentine Agree we need targeted recruitment - many agencies v experienced at this #NAW2011 -7:37 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Janeopot RT @david_daly: Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:37 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @NickyAACampbell talking is the key indeed. Thank you and people like you #NAW2011 -7:37 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme RT @satsandhu: #NAW2011 Every child having a funding package follwoing them is the best way forward to ensure they they what they need to stay adopted! -7:37 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

StotheJizzle Lets not forget it doesn't stop once the match is made.Recurring issues in the adptn triangle may need addressing for years to come #NAW2011 -7:36 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mansellmum RT @david_daly: Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:36 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mrsmooshoes RT @sallydwrites: All teachers need to be aware of attachment difficulties too #NAW2011 -7:36 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @EmmaLangman @Jags_Catering I think that is exactly the thinking! Sadly adoptions do fail n children been told it was 'forever' #NAW2011 -7:36 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme @Theresauno It was less of a challenge than we thought! For us age was less important than the right child #naw2011 -7:36 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mrsmooshoes @lornamiles It's a balance though, perhaps better in the long run for children to know a thorough assessment made before adoption? #naw2011 -7:36 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

CKHarris85 @bizzylizzyme so true! #naw2011 -7:36 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bethandellie RT @david_daly: Ok I have only 606 followers some of you have 1000's get them to RT let the world be aware it's #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek let's do it -7:36 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @JudithDuck: @sallydwrites that is so true - training for all professionals involved with adopted children vital #NAW2011 -7:36 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

dannavalentine @BAAFAdoption older, sib groups& disabled children need specialist care surely resulting in more stringent recruitment of adopters? #NAW2011 -7:36 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

JudithDuck @sallydwrites that is so true - training for all professionals involved with adopted children vital #NAW2011 -7:36 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering “@NickyAACampbell: @justmesathere - finding people like you to do it! #naw2011 More like you and other celebs -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

misspenders RT @david_daly: Ok I have only 606 followers some of you have 1000's get them to RT let the world be aware it's #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek let's do it -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

lornamiles @sallydwrites That is a reallly big issue and education outcomes for adopted and fostered children wont change until they do #NAW2011 -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

spursblogger Court delays and too great a leeway for birth family to challenge and stall remains key factor...#NAW2011 -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mansellmum RT @david_daly: Ok I have only 606 followers some of you have 1000's get them to RT let the world be aware it's #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek let's do it -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme More important is a post-adoption package for every single child.It's crazy to just bung 'em with a family and run #naw2011 -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WinceyWillis1 RT @david_daly: Ok I have only 606 followers some of you have 1000's get them to RT let the world be aware it's #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek let's do it -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

abyirving RT @justmesathere: Hello lovely followers please RT this..let's get adoption trending #NAW2011 @BAAFAdoption -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

nellieberta RT @BAAFAdoption: We need adopters now for older children, sibling groups and disabled children #NAW2011 http://t.co/JS0hHZs8 -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @ClareLWCooper @sallydwrites @BAAFadoption I dealt with Welsh councils. Usually one of the charities can point you in the right dir #naw2011 -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

CKHarris85 RT @spursblogger: RT @sallydwrites: Every child adopted from care should have a complete support package which follows them #NAW2011 -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

NickyAACampbell @grimsullivan my real parents are my adoptive mum and dad but we have a right to know dna. good parents know that too #naw2011 -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

CKHarris85 RT @justmesathere: Hello lovely followers please RT this..let's get adoption trending #NAW2011 @BAAFAdoption -7:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mum_to10 @BAAFAdoption We have been trying for the last 2 months to apply for a disabled child #NAW2011 -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WELSHPAULA2 my favourite cartoon from me a very happy adoptee #NAW2011 http://t.co/8nT3bE5Z -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

nellieberta RT @BAAFAdoption: Freephone helpline if anyone needs info or advice on adoption: 0800 652 9626 #NAW2011 Open until 8 this eve -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @david_daly: All parents get love form there children, for me it's so much more it's a dream come true. Thanks to adoption #naw2011 -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

nellieberta RT @BAAFAdoption: More personal stories on adoption via our blog: http://t.co/pHkbgEcB #NAW2011 -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme Lead time for adopters less important than u think, as it's a mental journey from parent tfo adopter. We were 3 yrs start 2 finish #naw2011 -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @bizzylizzyme Well done - so many older children - particularly boys who stand little chance of adoption. #NAW2011 -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly All parents get love form there children, for me it's so much more it's a dream come true. Thanks to adoption #naw2011 -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

satsandhu #NAW2011 Every child having a funding package follwoing them is the best way forward to ensure they they what they need to stay adopted! -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

lornamiles 25 years ago children were taken away too quickly, now they are left with the family for too long resulting in more complex needs #NAW2011 -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

therealsamadams RT @BAAFAdoption: We need adopters now for older children, sibling groups and disabled children #NAW2011 http://t.co/JS0hHZs8 -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @Theresauno @Jags_Catering @canditamas My goal for them: happy, independent adults - but I will ALWAYS be their Mum (&birthMumistoo)#NAW2011 -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

sallydwrites All teachers need to be aware of attachment difficulties too #NAW2011 -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @Theresauno @Jags_Catering @canditamas You mean your geographical area? Like an adoptive Mum might be temporary? I'm theirs always #NAW2011 -7:34 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

NickyAACampbell @justmesathere got to keep talking - keep saying how amazing it is - finding people like you to do it! #naw2011 -7:33 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

spursblogger Welcome recognition that urgent changes required in adoption, but I fear league tables are blunt instrument... #NAW2011 -7:33 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @Jags_Catering @nickyaacampbell Dam right! There are enough positive adoption stories for 365 days of the year #NAW2011 -7:33 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption We need adopters now for older children, sibling groups and disabled children #NAW2011 http://t.co/JS0hHZs8 -7:33 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @timloughton And again, what can you do to address under performing councils? #naw2011 -7:33 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering “@sharonewilson: Adopted at 6 wks, just turned 50, biological mum unmarried #naw2011” Why not meet ? I did great result for me ... -7:33 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme Hello! Adopted hard2place older boy 11 years ago. Now a lovely 6th former #naw2011 -7:32 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @justmesathere Did you see that National Adoption Week was trending on Monday? #NAW2011 -7:32 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @robertcgage @sallydwrites Totally agree Robert - so much variation from county to county! #NAW2011 -7:32 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Foodie_Joanne RT @justmesathere: Hello lovely followers please RT this..let's get adoption trending #NAW2011 @BAAFAdoption -7:32 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

spursblogger RT @sallydwrites: Every child adopted from care should have a complete support package which follows them #NAW2011 -7:32 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WELSHPAULA2 another humourous adoption cartoon #NAW2011 http://t.co/1A7eX6IU -7:32 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @justmesathere: Hello lovely followers please RT this..let's get adoption trending #NAW2011 @BAAFAdoption -7:32 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering @justmesathere @nickyaacampbell #naw2011 Positive press stories 12 months of the year Western mail in Wales has been a disgrace -7:32 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere Hello lovely followers please RT this..let's get adoption trending #NAW2011 @BAAFAdoption -7:31 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme RT @sallydwrites: Every child adopted from care should have a complete support package which follows them #NAW2011 -7:31 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

sharonewilson Adopted at 6 wks, just turned 50, biological mum unmarried, never met but I'm very happy and hope she is too. #naw2011 -7:31 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @NickyAACampbell @Leanne_Cee That is not always a child's view though! #NAW2011 -7:31 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bizzylizzyme RT @BAAFAdoption: RT @david_daly: Ok I hav only 606followers some of you have 1000s get them to RT let the world be aware it's #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek -7:30 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption It's not always easy, but we are here to help you - 0800 652 9626 (lines open until 8pm) #NAW2011 -7:30 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Lynn262 RT @david_daly: Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:30 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @sallydwrites Goes back to postcode lottery on adoption. Huge inconsistencies between social services departments. #NAW2011 -7:30 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering @sallydwrites get support before finalising adoption - it's hard to do that but necessary #naw2011 -7:30 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @sallydwrites Agree 100% ! Support package #NAW2011 -7:29 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bybecks @lornamiles so with u! All 7 kids taken away in b/family but still took 8 mnths to decide what to do when b/mum pregnant with 8th #NAW2011 -7:29 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

satsandhu @Jags_Catering @timloughton Our research @PACTCHARITY this year showed true benefits 2 all when adoption is well funded & supported.#NAW2011 -7:29 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @NickyAACampbell how do we keep the positive profile of adoption ongoing Niki? This weeks been electric! I'm a woman on a mission #NAW2011 -7:29 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

sallydwrites @Jags_Catering You make it sound easy, many of us battle for years for support. #NAW2011 -7:29 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Lynn262 RT @david_daly: I'll be joining the one and only @sarahjgorrell tomorrow on drive I'm sure I'll be talking adoption xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek -7:28 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering “@Theresauno: @EmmaLangman @Jags_Catering @canditamas 'Forever Mummy' is discouraged in our area. #NAW2011” Where is that ? -7:28 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @sallydwrites A failing with some adoptions - not enough after adoption support! Contact @BAAFAdoption for advice. I feel for you. #NAW2011 -7:28 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @lornamiles Family Justice Review has reported today & wants to speed up court proceedings for children #NAW2011 -7:28 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering “@lornamiles: Children are often stuck in the system whilst their family members who clearly aren't suitable are assessed #NAW2011” Yep ! -7:27 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @QuiverFullMummy: #naw2011. We've adopted 2 mixed children after 3 birth children. Our sw was great at link… (cont) http://t.co/Te8lQOl0 -7:27 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

lornamiles Children are often stuck in the system whilst their family members who clearly aren't suitable are assessed #NAW2011 -7:27 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mumofgayteen RT @david_daly: Ok I have only 606 followers some of you have 1000's get them to RT let the world be aware it's #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek let's do it -7:27 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering @sallydwrites you can get support - financial emotional medical -#naw2011 -7:27 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @QuiverFullMummy: #naw2011. We've adopted 2 mixed children after 3 birth children. Our sw was great at link… (cont) http://t.co/roLrHOUg -7:27 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bybecks @mum_to10 agree - but often damned if they do/damned if they don't - and usually under resourced! #NAW2011 -7:26 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @david_daly: Ok I hav only 606followers some of you have 1000s get them to RT let the world be aware it's #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek -7:26 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering @satsandhu @timloughton more expensive to leave a child in care so if it was a financial decision it's a no brainer But it's not #naw2011 -7:25 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @BAAFAdoption True but I don't think many ppl know that hence a lot of children adopted by ppl who are more financially stable. #NAW2011 -7:25 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly Ok I have only 606 followers some of you have 1000's get them to RT let the world be aware it's #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek let's do it -7:25 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering @mum_to10 @baafadoption #naw2011 People do get rejected but govt announcement removed a lot of the barriers to adoption But is it working ? -7:25 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

sallydwrites Every child adopted from care should have a complete support package which follows them #NAW2011 -7:25 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bybecks @satsandhu absolutely agree! Adoption is a wonderful thing but don't underestimate stamina and resources required! #NAW2011 -7:25 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @mrsmooshoes Great to hear! #NAW2011 -7:25 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mrsmooshoes @Ginge007 Well said! Not all experiences of the adoption process are bad. Ours was very positive. #NAW2011 -7:24 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

jessica_emmett @doonhamer @BAAFAdoption #NAW2011 I actually started this Adopted the Comic a few years ago check it out =) www.adoptedthecomic.com -7:24 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Ioan_Said RT @NickyAACampbell: from @Leanne_Cee I imagine adoptive parents would be the best parents you could have. They choose to take you on as their family #naw2011 -7:24 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

gopaldass RT @BAAFAdoption: Freephone helpline if anyone needs info or advice on adoption: 0800 652 9626 #NAW2011 Open until 8 this eve -7:24 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @EmmaLangman @Jags_Catering @canditamas 'Forever Mummy' is discouraged in our area. #NAW2011 -7:24 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @BAAFAdoption fact! Anyone can adopt.Yes there is a process, rightly so but the gift at the end is priceless #PureLove #NAW2011 -7:24 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mum_to10 @BAAFAdoption I don't need advice I have adopted 6 times I need social workers to do their job #NAW2011 -7:24 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

NickyAACampbell from @Leanne_Cee I imagine adoptive parents would be the best parents you could have. They choose to take you on as their family #naw2011 -7:23 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Ginge007 Am adopted - Now adopting myself. It's life changing & amazing. Anyone thinking about it ... Don't be put off by neg publicity! #NAW2011 -7:23 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

subtitlesonly RT @david_daly: Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:23 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @mum_to10 It is - follow the #NAW2011 hashtag -7:23 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

satsandhu @timloughton Will there be more funding 2 support adopted children if we can find more families? It is clear these children need it.#NAW2011 -7:23 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

doonhamer Love this! RT @WELSHPAULA2: @BAAFAdoption humourous approach to adoption #NAW2011 http://t.co/UfB1KRG2 -7:23 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @Theresauno Sometimes financial support is available #NAW2011 -7:23 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

sallydwrites We parent traumatised children with almost no support, we need HELP #NAW2011 -7:23 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mum_to10 @BAAFAdoption I thought this was a chat #NAW2011 -7:22 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

NickyAACampbell @sharonewilson I wish you well Sharon. Questions answered #naw2011 -7:22 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno @BAAFAdoption @Memma_Pie Mine haven't! Admittedly most have bt nt all. Many ppl believe they cannot afford 2 adopt - and can't! #NAW2011 -7:22 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

ChristinaMaroc RT @david_daly: Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:22 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption Also visit #NAW2011 website - lots of info & case studies there: http://t.co/fiFD89yB -7:22 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Ideas_Factory RT @BAAFAdoption: Freephone helpline if anyone needs info or advice on adoption: 0800 652 9626 #NAW2011 Open until 8 this eve -7:22 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mum_to10 @Jags_Catering people do come forward but are rejected for ridiculous reasons #NAW2011 -7:22 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

NickyAACampbell RT @Jags_Catering: “@Jags_Catering: if you insist @NickyAACampbell http://t.co/ZMYtahlH”” #naw2011 -7:22 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bybecks RT @david_daly: Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:21 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption Freephone helpline if anyone needs info or advice on adoption: 0800 652 9626 #NAW2011 Open until 8 this eve -7:21 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering “@Jags_Catering: if you insist @NickyAACampbell http://t.co/ZMYtahlH”” #naw2011 -7:21 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere RT @david_daly: Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:21 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

hilsofhove RT @david_daly: Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:20 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mrsmooshoes @EmmaLangman We use "tummy mummy" too - and have a photo of birth mum in her room. It's working well for us so far! #naw2011 -7:20 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly It so is not one regret xXx RT @BAAFAdoption: @david_daly So true - people who adopt say it's most amazing thing they've done #NAW2011 -7:20 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

SeyiCedarEvents @Jags_Catering @nickyaacampbell @baafadoption caught between watching hubby on @OHTV sky channel 199 & #NAW2011 twitter chat -7:19 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption More personal stories on adoption via our blog: http://t.co/pHkbgEcB #NAW2011 -7:19 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

StoriesForTots RT @david_daly: Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:19 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @bybecks Good on you #naw2011 -7:19 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly @2Moms_and_baby bless you and well done darlings xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek -7:19 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @david_daly So true - people who adopt say it's most amazing thing they've done #NAW2011 -7:19 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering @timloughton well done if you have ! #naw2011 -7:19 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly Having the love it get everyday would not have been possible unless I had the chance to adopt best feeling ever xXx #naw2011 -7:18 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

NickyAACampbell @BAAFAdoption what do I do? #naw2011 -7:18 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

NickyAACampbell @Jags_Catering you should tweet the link to your BAAFtar award winning film! #naw2011 -7:17 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @Memma_Pie Not always the case - adopters are recruited from all walks of life. Being good parent not dependent on income #NAW2011 -7:17 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

timloughton @Jags_Catering #naw2011 secret shopper a good idea but how do know we haven't done it already ??!! -7:17 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mrsmooshoes @timloughton Do you worry that the pressure of league tables will result in councils pushing cases through too fast? #naw2011 -7:17 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

2Moms_and_baby @david_daly were gay adopters xx #NAW2011 -7:17 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bybecks @robertcgage had the same experience. Too many chiefs..... We weren't so intimidated the 2nd time round! #NAW2011 -7:17 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman @Jags_Catering @canditamas We use "forever Mummy" & "tummy Mummy". It works well.And is true. Birth Mum is ALSO their Mum #adoption #naw2011 -7:16 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @david_daly: @NickyAACampbell I'm ready to chat about any gay people thinking about adoption xXx #naw2011 -7:16 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @Jags_Catering @timloughton Pity you have no jurisdiction over Cardiff....#naw2011 -7:16 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly @NickyAACampbell I'm ready to chat about any gay people thinking about adoption xXx #naw2011 -7:16 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

MatthewJRudd @WinceyWillis1 Twitter chat on adoption starting about now, using the hashtag #naw2011. -7:16 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @BAAFAdoption Had to read riot act to management a couple of times, but the ground troops were excellent. #naw2011 -7:15 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @ClareLWCooper Call our freephone helpline & speak to advisor: 0800 652 9626 #NAW2011 -7:15 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering @NickyAACampbell welcome ! #NAW2011 -7:15 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering @timloughton #naw2011 why not get your team to ring 30 councils tomorrow and enquire as a potential adopter ? -7:15 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

spursblogger @timloughton will govt fund ongoing ads for adopters and foster carers along lines of successful campaign for teachers? #NAW2011 -7:15 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly RT @NickyAACampbell: ready for twitter chat on adoption #naw2011 -7:15 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno #NAW2011 Reduce waiting times without compromising the matching process. -7:14 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @NickyAACampbell Welcome! #NAW2011 -7:14 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

WELSHPAULA2 @BAAFAdoption humourous approach to adoption #NAW2011 http://t.co/i3pk1uTk -7:14 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @BAAFAdoption Adopters need to be seen as resource for children, not resource for agencies #NAW2011 -7:14 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

NickyAACampbell ready for twitter chat on adoption #naw2011 -7:14 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly Please twitter make my week let's get this trending I know we can do it for the kids xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 now all RT -7:14 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @robertcgage So glad to hear that! #NAW2011 -7:14 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bybecks @BAAFAdoption has the system changed? We were held to ransom by LA and described as "their resource" as they'd paid for training! #NAW2011 -7:14 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @robertcgage: @Theresauno The council we used were very resourceful on the whole. Fast-tracked for siblings. #naw2011 -7:13 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @Theresauno The council we used were very resourceful on the whole. Fast-tracked for siblings. #naw2011 -7:13 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

timloughton @Jags_Catering #naw2011 we have published performance tables and will continue to do so to see how coucils are doing and keep on their case -7:13 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @ClareLWCooper There should b no blanket bans in adoption - being overweight is health issue, should not b an automatic bar #NAW2011 -7:13 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

jessica_emmett #NAW2011 evening =) -7:13 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

2Moms_and_baby #NAW2011 @BAAFAdoption I will give u a call to disscuss... They already hold 3 panels a week !! -7:12 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Theresauno Visit potential adopters a.s.a.p, sum authorities wait until adopters have attended day course possibly months later #NAW2011 -7:12 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @Jags_Catering We want adoption to be as welcoming as possible - you can always approach more than 1 agency #NAW2011 -7:11 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @Jags_Catering @timloughton Adoption shouldn't be a postcode lottery. Waste of council resources for a start, going out of area. #naw2011 -7:11 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bybecks @2Moms_and_baby it isn't! #NAW2011 -7:10 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering #naw2011 see people there is a demand but potential adopters are being turned away. In business I don't let a sale go away !! -7:10 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @2Moms_and_baby You should ask agency to hold an extra panel meeting - call us if you want to tlk through 0800 652 9626 #NAW2011 -7:10 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mum_to10 @BAAFAdoption to save undue delays for the children. #confused #NAW2011 -7:10 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

bybecks @robertcgage 1e have siblings; (2 youngest of family of 7) adopted son, found b/mum pregnant - still took sw's a further 8 months! #naw2011 -7:09 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mum_to10 @BAAFAdoption we are not approved for a 7th child , it seems social workers would rather search for months for a approved family #NAW2011 -7:09 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly I'll be joining the one and only @sarahjgorrell tomorrow on drive I'm sure I'll be talking adoption xXx #naw2011 #nationaladoptionweek -7:08 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering @timloughton anything changed since your announcement earlier this year ?anyone from your department rung up councils & checked #naw2011 -7:07 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

2Moms_and_baby @timloughton we have a match with a child and have since Oct but soonest panel is feb... How can this be right?? #NAW2011 -7:07 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mum_to10 @robertcgage @BAAFAdoption We have adopted twins with disabilities #NAW2011 -7:07 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @robertcgage Great news - there is a chronic shortage of adopters for sibling groups - #NAW2011 http://t.co/CLy7MBzh -7:07 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @BAAFAdoption Went to another LA and got it sorted. Now have two boys. Why don't more people go for siblings? #naw2011 -7:06 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mum_to10 @BAAFAdoption very difficult , have very blinkered views #NAW2011 -7:05 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

thedailytenet #NAW2011 Racism not discriminatory insist councils http://t.co/Q38RUgOo -7:05 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

boggybogston Adopted 2 amazing children and in the system for a 3rd. Looking forward to tonights chat #NAW2011 -7:05 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @Jags_Catering Disappointing. Why don't you call us to talk further? 0800 652 9626 #NAW2011 -7:05 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Saint_tom RT @corinnewatt: RT @AdoptionUK: Don't forget to tune into the @TonightITV programme on #adoption tonight - ITV 7:30pm or later on ITVPlayer #NAW2011 -7:05 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mum_to10 @BAAFAdoption I know but you try talking to social workers #NAW2011 -7:04 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering @BAAFAdoption #naw2011 but we were turned away from councils when we approached them for a child ! -7:04 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @robertcgage If you need any help, call our #NAW2011 freephone helpline on 0800 652 9626 -7:04 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

2Moms_and_baby Hi @timloughton I had the pleasure of being at the adoption roundtable discussion #NAW2011 -7:04 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @mum_to10 We have featured some in the national media this week #NAW2011 -7:03 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @mum_to10 Great news - there are a number of disabled children waiting for families right now #NAW2011 -7:03 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

robertcgage @Jags_Catering Iron out inconsistent approach between LA adoption agencies. Still waiting for local council to get back to us! #naw2011 -7:03 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

david_daly My daughter has used my glitter eye liner to make a birthday card !! xXx #nationaladoptionweek #naw2011 -7:02 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @Jags_Catering Agencies have recruitment campaigns throughout the yr & NAW site is live all yr - need to make people more aware #NAW2011 -7:02 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

justmesathere @BAAFAdoption @timloughton @NickyAACampbell good evening chaps #NAW2011 -7:01 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering So how do we create a demand for more people to come forward to adopt 12 months a year and not just during #naw2011 -7:01 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption Welcome all - we have @timloughton and @NickyAACampbell joining us - please make them feel welcome #NAW2011 -7:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

2Moms_and_baby #NAW2011 is it time to chat yet? -7:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

timloughton @Jags_Catering @canditamas #adoption #naw2011 love it -6:59 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

SeyiCedarEvents My husband @solusanya will be joining a discussion on adoption on Real Talk at 7pm on OH TV Sky channel 199 @BAAFAdoption #NAW2011 @PottiJo -6:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering My tweet of the week “@canditamas: "Adoption means you grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy" Unknown #adoption” #naw2011 -6:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

psfnick RT @EmmaLangman: Why not trade a few days' reflection during #NAW2011 for THOUSANDS of mornings waking up grinning & thinking "I'm a Mum!" (or Dad) #adoption -6:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption A reminder to all joining in tonight to tag tweets with #NAW2011 so that other can follow :) -6:57 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @ClareLWCooper Excellent! Remember to tag tweets with #NAW2011 so others can follow the discussion -6:55 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

EmmaLangman Why not trade a few days' reflection during #NAW2011 for THOUSANDS of mornings waking up grinning & thinking "I'm a Mum!" (or Dad) #adoption -6:54 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @Jags_Catering Excellent - our film comp winner returns! #NAW2011 #NAW2011 -6:54 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering “@BAAFAdoption: 8 mins to go until #NAW2011 National Adoption Week chat! Who's joining us?” Me of course ! -6:53 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption 8 mins to go until #NAW2011 National Adoption Week chat! Who's joining us? -6:52 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

SeyiCedarEvents RT @timloughton: Looking forward to joining Twitter conversation on adoption tonight at #NAW2011 -6:45 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Marc_Bush RT @BAAFAdoption: Head here to watch our 7pm Twitter Chat unfold live: http://t.co/hOmuBs6z #NAW2011 -6:39 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

StotheJizzle Have to admit to being emotionally wornout on day four of #NAW2011. As a journalist and an adoptee it's been quite a week. #adoption -6:39 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @timloughton: Looking forward to joining Twitter conversation on adoption tonight at 7pm #NAW2011 -6:35 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

tompainespirit @timloughton #NAW2011 keep the focus on the kids and the need to reduce delay to improve outcomes. -6:31 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

corinnewatt RT @AdoptionUK: Don't forget to tune into the @TonightITV programme on #adoption tonight - ITV 7:30pm or later on ITVPlayer #NAW2011 -6:30 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

timloughton Looking forward to joining Twitter conversation on adoption tonight at #NAW2011 -6:29 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

timloughton RT @BAAFAdoption: Head here to watch our 7pm Twitter Chat unfold live: http://t.co/hOmuBs6z #NAW2011 -6:27 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Fostersbristol RT @BAAFAdoption: Head here to watch our 7pm Twitter Chat unfold live: http://t.co/hOmuBs6z #NAW2011 -6:14 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption Head here to watch our 7pm Twitter Chat unfold live: http://t.co/hOmuBs6z #NAW2011 -6:07 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

SeyiCedarEvents RT @Jags_Catering: Tonight 7pm - 8 join in the Twitter debate please use the hash tag #naw2011 @SeyiCedarEvents @nickyaacampbell @baafadoption -5:50 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

zondervan New post: #adoption book "Before You Were Mine" is an inspiring how-to on telling ur child's life story http://t.co/jlOZLcRT #NAW2011 -5:37 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

SuzyKnight RT @Coram: Have a nice evening all, don't forget documentary on ITV1, 7.30pm for National Adoption Week #NAW2011 -5:27 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Alavalley23 RT @rick_morton: As Christians, the “right” answer is that we adopt as an outworking of our faith, no more and no less. @#NAW2011 #orphansunday @Orphanology -5:19 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

H_J_S_D @jlampon thank you it is appreciated and thanks for helping #naw2011 -5:16 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

mlle_Ayad RT @Coram: Have a nice evening all, don't forget documentary on ITV1, 7.30pm for National Adoption Week #NAW2011 -5:13 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Coram Have a nice evening all, don't forget documentary on ITV1, 7.30pm for National Adoption Week #NAW2011 -5:11 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Jags_Catering Tonight 7pm - 8 join in the Twitter debate please use the hash tag #naw2011 @SeyiCedarEvents @nickyaacampbell @baafadoption -5:04 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

PointBooks The decision to adopt a child has brought profound joy and meaning into the lives of Americans across our country-President Obama #naw2011 -5:03 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

FelicityTee hi #NAW2011 -4:41 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

AdoptResources Off out soon to local #NAW2011 info evening on adoption and to talk about local @adoptionuk group :) -4:27 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

jlampon RT @H_J_S_D: @jlampon please can I get a RT for National adoption week, raising awareness of the difference adoption can make. It did for me #naw2011 -4:26 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Coram Adoptive parents call for BME families to consider adoption. "Meet the couple who said 'yes' " in The Voice today @TheVoiceNews #NAW2011 -4:18 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption BAAF statement re: the Norgrove Review of Family Justice http://t.co/D8APB6q2 #NAW2011 -4:16 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

AdoptionUK RT @AdoptResources: In case you missed it... Here's @jags_catering #NAW2011 winning video - it's fab :) http://t.co/N9lrZAeR -4:13 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

papi7uk “@cisweb: Take time to visit the @BAAFAdoption site – lots of information on National Adoption Week #naw2011” -4:12 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption RT @cisweb: Take time to visit the @BAAFAdoption site – lots of information on National Adoption Week #naw2011 -4:10 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

ins_foundations RT @Coram: Adoption documentary on ITV1, 7.30pm @TonightITV: ‘Adoption: A Failing System’. #NAW2011 -4:09 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

cisweb Take time to visit the @BAAFAdoption site – lots of information on National Adoption Week #naw2011 -4:08 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

BAAFAdoption @AdoptionUK Excellent - looking forward to it! #NAW2011 -4:06 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

ins_foundations Its our Adoption Info evening tonight in Wolverhampton 6-9pm as part of #nationaladoptionweek see http://t.co/iG8n2LE8 for details #NAW2011 -4:06 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

doonhamer RT @AdoptionUK: Adoption UK statement on giving adopted children priority in school admissions: http://t.co/14OZhsqJ #adoption #NAW2011 -4:05 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

doonhamer RT @BAAFAdoption: RT @TonightITV: Please RT: Tonight ‘Adoption: A Failing System’.ITV1 Thu 3rd Nov 7.30pm @AdoptionUK @TACTCare @BAAFAdoption #NAW2011 -4:04 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

For more information and advice about adoption, head to the National Adoption Week website.

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