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What is involved with adoption

According to government statistics, more than 60,000 children were in the care of local authorities in England and Wales in 2003. While many of these will return home within eight weeks, many will still be left requiring and deserving a loving family. We take a look at what adoption involves and the most common queries. Why adopt? There…

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Assessment process for adoption to be reformed

The assessment process for prospective adopters is to be overhauled,by the Government. Children’s Minister Tim Loughton has asked a group of experts to draw up a new process to recruit, train and assess people as adoptive parents. The current system is slow and unnecessarily bureaucratic. Potentially suitable adopters are often turned away because they may…

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