At just over 49 minutes, this thought-provoking documentary which aims to tackle the difficulties forced adoption raises is very much worth a watch. It is a critical look at how forced adoption works in Great Britain and as such it is not terribly sympathetic to the social work profession, or government generally.

What it does do though, is highlight the flaws inside the family justice system and its courts. From a culture which lacks a robust evidence gathering process to politicians who just don’t understand the nuances of this practice, to other problems caused by government adoption targets, it is a good effort in exposing the many issues with what is essentially an inhumane and antiquated system.

Whichever side of the fence you sit on in the forced adoption debate, this is a documentary everyone should watch.

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