Forced adoptions get no sympathy from the ministry - Telegraph: "While loving families are torn apart, Whitehall insists the system is working fine, says Christopher Booker
Children's Minister Tim Loughton with children from a family in Lambeth Photo: CAMERA
By Christopher Booker 6:56PM GMT 27 Nov 2010
Last week I listened for an hour to a sobbing mother describing how she recently lost the six-year-old daughter who is the centre of her life. Her fatal mistake was to ask social workers for advice when she was being troubled by 'harassment' from the child's father, from whom she parted some years ago. Within days, although it was never suggested that she had harmed her daughter in any way, she found herself facing a 'case conference' of 20 people at the local council offices, the conclusion of which was that her child must be placed in foster care."