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I write in support of Lord Dubs plea that we should take in- as in the kindertransport of the Second World War – as many lone refugee children as we have placements for, rather than the arbitrary cap of 350 proposed by the Westminster government.
With adoption, as with a natural child, every should be a wanted child and not a mistake. Further, to have a child is a lifetime commitment which should be taken with the utmost seriousness.
I understand that they are many councils in Great Britain with unfilled vacancies for children requiring care, therefore we, and all other governments in the world, should take on as many as we can possibly accommodate and support – for life.
Alone, we cannot look after every single orphan. We can, however, do our bit as far as we are able.
Margaret MacKay, 2 Achinreir, Barcaldine.