The news written by you…

Posts Tagged ‘adoption’

Adoption agencies inundated with middle-class toddlers post ‘Offer Day’

where's the hope?As UK primary schools announce their allocated places, aspiring parents have been forced to make some tough decisions between living with the shame of an infant in an average OFSTED institution or to ‘cut their losses and run’.

Social services have observed a spiked increase in the number of Jacobs and Jemimas left outside orphanages with nothing but a small bowl of couscous, a Boden catalogue and a £20 M&S voucher.

Read more >

Posted: Apr 16th, 2014
More from UK News

Lonely old woman adopted by thirty-six cats

Reports are emerging of a remarkable story of cross-species altruism involving the adoption of a lonely old woman by a group of thirty-six cats.

Homeless, penniless Abigail Pike, 74, was facing a bleak future until the kind-hearted felines took pity on her and decided to take her under their collective paws. After renovating a long-abandoned bungalow the marvellous moggies set about catering to Abigail’s every whim, refurbishing her wardrobe, teaching her computer skills and enrolling her in the Open University. ‘They spoil me rotten’, says a delighted Abigail.

Read more >

Posted: Jun 1st, 2013
More from Lifestyle

Government to make it easier for giant pandas to adopt

‘I find it staggering that no pandas managed to adopt children last year – local authorities must stop delaying adoptions in an attempt to find a perfect species match.’

Read more >

Posted: Apr 9th, 2012
More from Environment

David Cameron to speed up adoption process for Nick Clegg

‘Nick has been with us now for almost two years and it’s high time he became a full member of the Tory family,’ said Mr Cameron. ‘In an ideal world he should be with his biological party, but it seems unlikely they will ever have him back.’

Read more >

Posted: Mar 9th, 2012
More from Politics

Coalition to put Nick Clegg up for adoption

On the day the coalition have decided to look at shortening the adoption process, they have also announced they are putting Nick Clegg on the adoption list. The move comes as Conservative and Liberal Democrats argue over who shall have custody of Mr Clegg over the festive period.

Read more >

Posted: Dec 23rd, 2011
More from News In Brief