HenriettaHow did you become involved with adoption and Adoption UK? 

I became involved in adoption as a frontline social worker. I  was privileged to have placed two children in an adoptive home. I also moved jobs to become an Operations manager for a post adoption service.

Any specific skills or areas of expertise relevant to the work of Adoption UK? 

I am an adopter. I have experience of placing and supporting children in adoptive homes. I was the registered manager and ASSA of an adoption agency and I also assess applicants to become prospective adopters.

How do you want to see Adoption UK develop over the next five years? 

In the next 5 years, I would like to see Adoption UK provide specific support services to BAME communities  and using the co-production model to develop these services.