NEW birth cert laws in the pipeline will help tens of thousands of adopted children to trace their natural parents
For years, Peter struggled with a sense of rejection as a result of being parted from his natural parents
at such an early age, but having overcome his resentments, he now seeks to answer some burning questions about his past.
In addition, adoptees and their natural parents
could choose whether they were happy to have their contact details shared with each other.
The primary need of children deprived of their natural parents
is to be placed in a situation, which is as close as possible to a normal home.
Looked-after children shouldn't be punished for the failure or inability of their natural parents
to step up - and it does society no good, either.
DNA tests revealed that Maria was not their natural daughter and a worldwide hunt for the natural parents
was launched by Interpol.
The records, held by council officials, contained vital details for children who later wanted to trace their natural parents
The figures did not reveal what happened to the rest but Mr Loughlin said that, while some may be returned to their natural parents
, others would simply grow up in care homes.
While it is understandable that every effort is made to keep young children with their natural parents
, there does seem to be disproportionate barriers in the way of capable couples who only want to provide a loving home.
The Understanding Society project found that not living with both natural parents
adversely affected a child's 'life satisfaction' more than the household's material situation, reports the Daily Mail.
Nearly seven in 10 lived with both their natural parents
New partners should not be penalised for acting kindly or giving emotional, physical, and financial support to natural parents
who would otherwise be single parents.