OPINION Sir Martin Narey, former chief executive of Barnardos

Sir Martin Narey reaction upon regarding my story on adoptiondisruptionuk .  ”You can sense the grief and guilt as you read it” he said, ”but she shouldn’t feel that.  There are just some children whose future is in residential care; if her child was very ill he may well be one of them.  Adopters frequently take a badly damaged child.  They are heroes and need practical support and moral support.”