Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Friday, 11 January 2008

Something To Help Us Put Our Problems Into Perspective

I can't begin to think what the twins who married each other must have gone through.

It's a tragic story, which raises all sorts of questions about openness in adoption, the child's right to know who its parents are (as well as the parents' right to anonymity) and the importance of twins being kept together. It's the last of these that I feel most strongly about.

Womble On Tour has twins, you see. I see a wonderful bond between them. It was evident from an early age and I'm as certain as I can be that it's instinctive and that it will last all their lives. Sure, they have their moments, but when push comes to shove I know that they'll be there for another, no matter what. It beggars belief to me that anyone can think that separating twins can ever be the right thing to do.

I don't pretend to have even the beginnings of the answers to all these issues. I try to come at most things from a libertarian stand point but there has to be a case for controls and restrictions in the adoption of children. Lord Alton was right to bring this issue into the public eye, although I hope to God the people concerned can be granted some privacy. I hope with all my heart that somehow they've come to terms with the bombshell that got dropped on them.

1 comment:

Mrs Smallprint said...

Splitting twins is a terrible thing to do, my mother had an identical twin and they were very close. I don't think that it would happen now.