BBCNews 24 adoption interview

BBCNews 24 broadcaster Jane Hill interviews Dr John Simmonds from CoramBAAF and Joy Carter (comedian and Adoption Arena CEO) to discuss the latest interracial adoption controversy about a Sikh couple being turned down by a UK adoption agency and the wider implications and complexities of interracial UK adoption.



In 2015 only 79 children were adopted from overseas to the UK which I believe is disgraceful. Why? Does the figure reflects the growing fears of transracial adoptions?


The full article coming soon – when we discuss why are we as a society still fearful of mixed race family adoptions?

At Broadcasting House with Dr John Simmonds (OBE) following a successful interview with Jane Hill

Broadcasting House Dr John Simmonds (OBE) and Joy Carter following a successful interview with BBC News 24 broadcaster, Jane Hill

Why is it still such a stigma and what should we do about it?

Does Overseas or cultural adoption work?

What more can be done?

Are overseas adoptions to be forever tainted by child-trafficking scandals? What about legitimate adoptions?

Full article – will be available here 7th July.


Outside BBC for my interview with Jane Hill at BBC News24

Joy Carter outside BBC for her interview with Jane Hill at BBC News24


Author: Joy Carter

Joy Carter CEO and founder of Adoption Arena. ‘Sharing Joy’ sees Joy write on the positives in this field. What can we learn? What is the government and society doing or not doing concerning adoption or fostering? Expect exclusive interviews and narrative. Read more

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