This article states that Lord Justice McFarlane suggests too many children are being "forcibly" adopted and calls for a re-think of UK policy.
Underlying this re-think is the change in how we live and the influence social media now has in our daily lives. Social media can impact later in life and has the potential to undermine or de-stabalise adoptive placements in the future. But does that always mean that adoption is the wrong decision? And what is the alternative that would meet that child's needs?
Entitled “Holding the risk: the balance between child protection and the right to family life”, McFarlane’s lecture on Thursday to the family justice council warned that more research was needed to justify the courts’ “highly intrusive, draconian orders” for permanent removal.