doing it?' he adds. 'Adopting instead of fostering made sense because then that child is our child. We're committed and it's not being passed from one person to the next.
'Sometimes, when they're being fostered, they stay with one person for a limited time. You find the biological parents can come round and say, "I want my child back" at any time. It would be heartbreaking to hand back someone we'd loved and cared for.
'I know a lady who adopted a little girl when she was three years old and, in those three years, she'd already been moved between five different foster homes.
'All children need a stable home environment. You're told from the minute they're born how important it is to get a routine going for them, but the fostering system would screw up the head of any child. It could have been designed to make them insecure.' Another of the objections raised by …