If I were trying to place two kids who had a heroin-addicted, repeatedly-imprisoned mother in care, the last thing I’d do would be to stick them with their elderly, sick, still-in-touch-with-their-daughter grandparents.
Rather, I’d find a loving childless couple who’d take the children far away from their previous lives. If you disagree with that, you’re an idiot.
The Daily Mail, being run by idiots for idiots, disagrees with that, and has run a long campaign in this specific case against the kids’ interests. Geniusly, after the Mail got involved, the social workers decided to place the kids with a gay couple.
Now, if you think there should be any differentiation between straight and gay couples in terms of adopting kids, you are a revolting bigot who should be sandpapered to death. However, the Daily Mail is read by an enormous swathe of such people. So massive credit to the local social services department for picking a course of action that would, while still serving the kids’ best interest, massively piss off all of the despicable twats who’re outraged by the story. WIN!