Kevani Kanda
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Adoption: 'I wish I had that option'

David Cameron will set out measures to speed up the adoption process and tackle what he says are the "absurd barriers to mixed-race adoption".

Charity leaders and social workers have welcomed the proposals, but warn that the process should be driven by the best interests of the children involved not timescales.

Kevani Kanda has been in local authority care from the age of nine. She spent her childhood with different foster parents and in a children's home.

She says adoption was never mentioned, and she wishes she had had that that option.

  • 09 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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