BBC's long running soap recently tacked in a very sensitive way the issue of domestic violence.
It has now begun a new storyline - Ian and Adam considering adopting as a couple. It already has the hallmarks of careful reasearch.
For those considering adoption and who need to think through the issues, particularly regarding post adoption support, we are happy to have an informal chat and share our knowledge and experience.
This is the summary of 16th September's broadcast "Adam and Ian arrive early at the adoption event, and meet another equally nervous couple, Sian and Rachid. Sian is sold on the idea of adopting, but Rachid still needs persuading. After the presentation they all reflect on the frankness of the social workers, who were very open about the challenges of adoption. Both Adam and Rachid leave feeling more positive. Ian was struck by the sadness in the children's live and how long the process takes. But Adam is inspired by the positive change they could bring to a young person's life through adoption."