This is my first post, although i joined the forum many months ago. There seems to be one very common theme, we are all caring for children from the care system. In my case, my husband and i adopted 2 siblings. (Havent signed the adoption order yet). Local authority did not inform us as to the issues that our son has. They witheld medical information. In recent months it has come to light that he may be suffering from alcohol related issues. After fighting for last 11 months and refusing to sign adoption order the local authority has finally agreed to refer to us to clinic in surrey. We feel that we were deliberately mislead. We have no intention of ginving the children back, however do feel that had we known, we probably would have refused.