Tag Archives: UK

2010-10-06: X Factor: Gamu Nhengu ordered to leave Britain over alleged claims irregularities

The 18-year-old, from Zimbabwe, had been tipped to win the competition outright but did not qualify as one of the final 12 contestants.
Reports earlier this week claimed Gamu’s failure was related to issues with her visa, and on Tuesday night the Home Office confirmed her family had been sent an official letter telling them to leave Britain as a was the result of an investigation into £16,000 in benefits wrongly claimed by her mother, Nokutula, The Sun reported. Continue reading

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2010-10-06: Robbie Williams wants gay kids by IVF as soon as possible

Robbie Williams and his new wife Ayda Field want to start a family as soon as possible and jokingly says he wants gay kids.
The 36-year-old star admitted he and Ayda are even considering undergoing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to boost their chances. Continue reading

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2010-10-05: Hollyoaks, stolen baby story line

Sinead reveals to a stunned Lynsey that her mum’s stolen the baby, Diane breaks down. Continue reading

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2010-09-14: UK child border procedures defended

In a Newsnight probe, welfare groups criticised the failure of the UK Border Agency to tell all adults accompanying children about private fostering law. They said this left many children unregistered and vulnerable to abuse. Continue reading

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2010-08-23: Coronation Street – Becky is turned down for Adoption

Steve and Becky’s adoption application had been turned down. They think it is because she lied about smoking, it turns out that some of their references had gone against them. Continue reading

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2010-04-13: Corrie star says she wants to adopt

The actress, who plays Becky McDonald in the soap, said that her character’s storyline made her realise that she would love to adopt. Continue reading

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What to expect when you're adopting

Having been adopted himself, the author – also a leading clinical psychiatrist – is well placed to write this accessible and straightforward guide. It will take you step-by-step through the emotional implications of adopting a child. Continue reading

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Belonging

Cambodian refugee, Li-Da Kruger, is the subject of a documentary (screened on British television in 2003). It was the gripping story of her search to find her roots amongst the rubble of war-torn Cambodia. Continue reading

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'Transracial' placements: an adoptee’s perspective in working with 'black' children and adolescents in need

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”‘Transracial’ placements: an adoptee’s perspective in working with ‘black’ children and adolescents in need, Sue Jardine, BAAF” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” … Continue reading

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Bruised before birth, parenting children exposed to parental substance abuse

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”Bruised before birth, parenting children exposed to parental substance abuse, McNamara, Bullock and Grimes, 1995, BAAF” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not … Continue reading

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Love is not enough – experiences in 'transracial' adoption

First hand experience of what it is like to be ‘transracially’ adopted. Film made with The Association for Transracially adopted and Fostered People. Continue reading

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In search of belonging, reflections by "transracially" adopted people

Collection of work by “transracially” adopted people who were raised in the United Kingdom. There are writings (essays, letters, poetry), as well as photos of sculpture and other works of visual art. Continue reading

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Adopters on adoption: reflections on parenthood and children

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”Adopters on adoption: reflections on parenthood and children, David Howe, BAAF, 1996″ cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating … Continue reading

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1996: Secret and lies

Successful ‘black’ woman traces her birth mother to a lower-class ‘white’ woman, who denies it; emotions run high as everyone’s secrets are exposed. Continue reading

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