Who has had the biggest influence on you?
My late mother, who made learning fun.
Which social care professionals have been most use to
Brenda Thomas, the manager of adoption services for Devon
Council; Ann Lester, a social worker for Enfield Council; and
Patricia Weigh, social worker for Warrington Council.
Name one thing that would make your life better?
Having excellent health.
What three words best describe you?
Resilient, wacky, resourceful.
What event most changed your life?
Adopting four children at once.
Has any government policy ever benefited you
Tax credits meant my husband could also become a full-time
If you could ban one thing, what would it be?
Daft adoption policies such as a four-year age gap between
adopted children. Why?
If you won the lottery how would you spend it?
I’d buy a huge house and adopt more children. Yes,
What is your greatest achievement?
Parenting our eldest four in the early days, months and
How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who made life fun.
What is the most important lesson you have learned?
The best things comes in the most unexpected packages.