Well it is in my Concise Oxford dictionary circa 1974.
The Narey report on adoption which was commissioned by The Times and is published today. Will its thoughts on adoption and hopes for increasing the number of adoptions being completed make any difference at all to the thousands of children who are living without a regular long-term and reliable family with whom to share life? I don't know - do you? Here's hoping that ‘the ultimate intervention' is found successfully for more children of whatever age colour background etc - if that is the right long-term care for that child.
Well the report is perhaps hope that the Government will consider the situation and that for some children at least the future might bring a family they can call their own - and one on which they can depend. Think how much you have depended on yours - or still do?
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