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A man hoping to adopt for the first time along with his wife has explained the process to Daybreak.
Sam began the process of adoption at the beginning of this year and has already been through screening, preparation, and home visits.
He explained: "It has been made so much more simple. It has taken us from January 2 until today - and we've been to panel already."
He continued: "The social workers were excellent with us...really if you are thinking of doing it, please do it."
The Government has pledged an extra £50 million to help improve adoption services, the children's minister has announced.
The Government is urging more would-be adoptive parents to use their interactive online adoption maps to find suitable children to raise.
Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson said "promising progress" was being made towards improving adoption rates but significantly more remained to be done.
Information like the number of children waiting for adoption, approval rates and the time taken to complete the process are on the map.
Department for Education figures show a 34% increase in adopters and adoptions up by a record 15% following the implementation of reforms.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said the issue is a personal priority.