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Shortage of adoptive parents in the North West

There's a chronic shortage of adoptive parents in the North West Photo: PA Images

There's a chronic shortage of adoptive parents in the North West, and the shortfall has increased over the last 3 years. To try to find more loving homes for children, a campaign is being launched to coincide with the start of National Adoption Week.

To celebrate the 15th year of National Adoption Week, the wishes of children waiting for new families have been collected. They'll be attached to a 'wish tree' in Wigan today.