Researching Reform

You would think that adoption agencies in a country like England would be tightly managed, hugely discreet businesses with an unrivalled level of professionalism. They are, after all, responsible for the lives of thousands of vulnerable young children, but it transpires that they are really nothing more than brokers peddling the souls of distressed children.

In April 2012 we exposed a fostering agency which was trying to attract potential foster carers on Twitter by boasting about the amount of money they offered to these prospective ‘parents’ to look after often very vulnerable young children. To make matters worse, they refused to identify who was responsible for the tweets and their content – and they withheld the names of the people working in their organisation, both on social media and on their own website. And shortly after we publicly outed their bad practice, they shut down their account, re-opened it and…

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