Had a reply off AB. Yup, he really is a prick.
Thank you for your letter, dated 16 March. I am grateful for your comments, though I do not share your view that adoption is a social ill.
I sympathise with you that your experience of being an adoptee was an unfortunate one. However, many thousands of children are adopted, and it is my belief that the law as it stands offers protection to those children, and support to their adoptive families. Adoption is in my view, very much a sign of a caring, civilised society.
I would therefore not wish to enter into a dialogue with you on the general merits of adoption per se.
I still look forward to receiving a reply from the County Council, and I will forward that reply to you, as soon as I receive it.
Whilst I can understand his reluctance to
listen to someone WHO’S LIVED ADOPTION FOR FOUR DECADES, since, y’know, I might not have a clue what I’m talking about enter into a dialogue on the “general merits of adoption per se“, I do feel that my first reply back to him raised some points that were very specific, and which I will endeavour to pursue as relevant issues with Mr Burley. Suffice to say, I’m not convinced he’ll be at all receptive, given that he appears to’ve completely ignored everything I said in my first letter, but we can but try.
Given all the hoo-har going on over the state of the SS atm, and all the bullshit about adoption being a better option, you’d think someone’d actually wanna hear what those of us who’ve lived it for decades are saying. I don’t hold out much hope though.
I’ll be off over there => constructing my response to Mr Burley’s latest blow-off, should you need me. :}