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    Adoption films for would-be adopters

    Videos of children in care are to be made available to people approved for adoption as part of plans to speed up the process.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    Gay adoption rates rise in county

    The proportion of children adopted by gay couples in Nottinghamshire has surged above the national average, new figures show.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    VIDEO: Extra support to streamline adoption

    An extra £50m will be given to councils in England next year to help recruit more people to adopt.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    Extra support to streamline adoption

    More information is to be made available online to speed up the process of finding new homes for children waiting for adoption
    BBC News – Education & Family

    Gay adoption ‘confusion’ for couples

    A gay couple say they had to go to England to adopt because of confusion over the law in Northern Ireland.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    VIDEO: Two dads, a mum and a Facebook adoption

    Three parents and a social media network
    BBC News – Education & Family

    Guide sets out adoption advantages

    A guide listing the benefits and support available to would-be adopters in England is being published by the government amid concerns thousands are put off by the process.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    Adoption changes ‘a reckless gamble’

    Plans to strip some English councils of their role in the adoption process would be a “reckless gamble”, the Local Government Association says.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    ‘More support needed after adoption’

    Adoptive parents in England should have a legal right to support, a House of Lords report argues.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    Councils could lose adoption powers

    Local councils could lose their powers over adoption services if they take too long to find adoptive parents, ministers announce.
    BBC News – Education & Family