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Episode 3

Bringing Up Britain, Series 5 Episode 3 of 3

Duration:
43 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 03 October 2012

Mariella Frostrup and guests discuss adoption. Both its immediate challenges and wider issues from passing the selection process, nurturing traumatised children and dealing with biological parents to the question of mixed race adoption and the dilemmas of keeping siblings together when they might be better apart.

But as well as having specific challenges adoption also presents universal issues of authority, communication transparency and care. And with the government looking to speed up the adoption process we examine what this might mean for children in care and the adults who adopt them.

Guests include the Government's adoption adviser, Martin Narey.

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