'Race never entered our minds': The heartbroken couple told they can't adopt a white baby

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'Race never entered our minds': The heartbroken couple told they can't adopt a white baby

Post by Thorin on Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:06 am

It is early on Friday morning, and if life had turned out slightly differently, there would currently be children scampering across the spotless new carpet in Sandeep and Reena Mander’s beautiful Berkshire home.

Plastic bowls and other toddler breakfast detritus would need to be cleared away in the kitchen. Upstairs, their four spare bedrooms would be cluttered with cots and toys. Instead, we sit sipping tea in the immaculate living room with their lawyer listening in – contemplating a silence they are desperate to fill.

This week, the normally intensely private British-born couple have found themselves propelled into the centre of a national storm, and over something as simple as wanting to adopt and raise a child of their own.

The Manders, both of whose parents came to this country from Punjab as children, have launched legal action against the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and its adoption service Adopt Berkshire after being refused permission to adopt a white child because of their “cultural heritage”.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/family/race-never-entered-minds-heartbroken-couple-told-cant-adopt/

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Re: 'Race never entered our minds': The heartbroken couple told they can't adopt a white baby

Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:17 am

People seem to be obsessed with "heritage" in this country. I gather there have been problems with white people adopting non-white children too.

I'm not keen on the sickly sweet nature of that article - they should stick to the point and cut out the violins.

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