Letter: Congratulations, Clare, but new Adoption Bill will send us back to bad old days

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The Independent Online
Sir: We all thrill to the romantic scenes of Clare Short and her newly restored son: it cannot fail to touch the emotions.

But a small plea to all concerned: don't forget the people who did the parenting after Toby was born, the mother and father who wiped his bottom, gave him cuddles, provided his material needs and gave him the emotional strength and encouragement to find the two people who created him 32 years ago but, for whatever reason, could not do these things for him.

LIV O'HANLON

The Adoption Forum

London

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