UK Daily Mail
November 26, 2012
Alex and Dominic Bemrose know exactly what it’s like to face the care ‘thought police’.
They had to jump through hoops to prove to their local authority they could offer a child from a different culture and race a loving, nurturing home.
Before being approved as adoptive parents, they had to endure nine, three-hour interviews by a social worker and every aspect of their lives went under the microscope.
Their finances were examined with a fine-tooth comb. Their moral, religious and personal beliefs were scrutinised and even their sex lives were picked over. Family, friends and ex-partners were also interviewed.
‘Short of asking for inside leg measurements, absolutely everything was questioned which at times I found ludicrous and far more intrusive than necessary,’ says Alex, 50, from Middlesex.
This article was posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 at 5:33 am