All children need a loving, stable home environment, and acceptance. Everything else is immaterial. The published biographies of numerous "successful" people contain tales of eccentric or unusual upbringings. Social workers' attempts to arrange "ideal" homes for children are self-important haverings.
The "Bramley children" have been, de facto, adopted, and no longer need the intervention of social services.
W KENNETH EVANS
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