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Call You and Yours: Why are so many children missing out on adoption?

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 06 November 2012

Just over a year ago the Prime Minister launched a major adoption and fostering campaign calling for more people to come forward as adopters and foster parents. He promised tough action to deal with local authorities who were failing in their basic responsibilities to carry out adoption cases swiftly and efficiently.

But how much have things changed? In the last year the courts have concluded the cases of 5,000 children and decided adoption is best for them. However most of them have nowhere to go.

Tomorrow, on Call You & Yours, we're trying to assess why things haven't improved. We want to hear from you if you have been trying to adopt in the last year? How long have you been trying? Is the process as hard as we are led to believe? Or have you successfully adopted and found it all pretty straightforward? What age is the child you have adopted? Did you feel supported throughout? Or have you been adopted? What was that like?

We want to hear your experiences.

03700 100 400 is the phone number to call or you can e-mail via the Radio 4 website or text us on 84844.

Presenter: Julian Worricker
Producer: Maire Devine.



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