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AFHK's letter in the South China Morning Post: Help available for parents who adopt

Saturday, January 24, 2015 09:21 | Farah Joo (Administrator)
The SCMP published AFHK's letter to the editor on Friday January 23 with the title "Help available for parents who adopt" in response to the case of charity boss Dr Nancy Chu Ping, who has been convicted of maltreatment of her four-year-old adopted son ("Charity boss punished for beating son", January 14). 

Read our letter below

"Help available for parents who adopting
In response to the report on the case of charity boss Dr Nancy Chu Ping, who has been convicted of maltreatment of her adopted four year old son ("Charity boss punished for beating son", January 14), the facts given are brief, and we have no detailed knowledge of the true circumstances surrounding this worrying case.However, it does serve as a reminder that no matter who the parent is, adoptive parenting can be a challenge, as adopted and foster children have often experienced early losses and trauma.We hope that all adoptive parents have received and continue to receive education andpractical help to address the issues that surround our families.Adoptive Families of Hong Kong is here to help those touched by adoption in any way herein Hong Kong.We offer practical and emotional support to families and can be contacted online at www.afhk.org.hk
Louise Garnaut, chairwoman
Adoptive Families of Hong Kong"

Read AFHK's letter in the South China Morning Post
http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1690031/letters-editor-january-24-2015

Read the referenced article published in the SCMP on January 14 with the titleBoss of children's charity convicted of beating her adopted four-year-old son with a stick
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1679484/childrens-charity-boss-given-12-month-probation-order-beating-her-son

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