More support needed for adopters, says charity
25 September 2012 Last updated at 09:35 BST
The British Association for Adoption and Fostering has called for more to be done to support families after they have gone through the adoption process.
The charity says further assistance would reduce the rate of adoptions that break down, which currently stands at one in five.
There were 4,734 adoptions in England and Wales in 2011, according to the Office of National statistics (ONS).
Tim Muffett reports.