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Adoption and expenses
On the programme today: a fascinating insight into becoming an adoptive parent in Britain in 2009. 5 live listener Jack and his wife have recently been approved as adoptive parents. Jack contacted us because he wanted to speak out about the 18 month process which he describes as an "horrendous" bureaucratic and box ticking nightmare. He also questioned the objectivity of some of the social workers he met along the way. Jack and his wife are both public sector workers in North London and describe themselves as "normal middle class people". Jack isn't really called Jack. We've changed his name and some of his personal details because he's concerned that his hopes of adopting a child would be damaged if his local authority knew he had gone public. So because of that, his words are spoken for him. Listen to the two-part interview here.
Plus, details of more expenses claimed by MPs for their second homes have been released this morning. Have a look at the link here and tell us what your MP has claimed for. When you click on the link - scroll down towards the bottom of the page and look up your own MP. The figures added to the website today cover the costs your MP has claimed for when staying away from their main home in 2008/09 (under the Commons Additional Costs Allowance) and the first quarter of 2009/10 (under the Personal Additional Accommodation Expenditure which replaced the ACA in April this year).