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Children waiting too long for adoption

Children waiting to be adopted are spending too long in care - especially in Kent. In some cases, nearly three years.

So with children looking for loving homes, and would-be parents looking for children, why is there this delay - and why does Kent in particular have such a bad track record? Questions Sangeeta put to Jenny Whittle from the county council.

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