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Adoption system in England to get overhaul

The adoption system in England will be overhauled to make it swifter and more robust, the government has announced.

Ministers want to give would-be adoptive parents more encouragement to come forward to help increase the number and speed of adoptions.

The plan would also let people approved as adopters see the register of children waiting to be adopted.

Luke Walton reports.

  • 24 Dec 2012
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