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Darlington Council top for adoption

Government study puts Darlington Council at the top with adoption Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Darlington has come out as one of the top councils in the country for adoption.

A government study shows that over the past three years, 80% of children who entered care in the town waited less than 20 months before moving in with their adoptive family.

Cumbria and Durham have highest number of children waiting for families

A new government map showing the number of children waiting to be adopted shows Cumbria and Durham have the longest lists in our region. Each has 48 children approved for adoption but waiting for families. To see the full map click here.

Cumbria and Durham each have 48 children waiting for adoption Credit: ITV