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New figures show it currently takes an average of 20 months for a child to be placed into a permanent home. Jonathan Marland has been speaking to a mother who knows the process only too well.
We speak to the Children's Minister and East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton to find out why there's such a delay in the adoption process.
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Children in care in Buckinghamshire, Portsmouth, Swindon and West Sussex are waiting longer than 20 months to find adoptive parents.