- 3,050 children were adopted in 2010-11.
- 60 babies under the age of one were adopted in 2010/11.
- Over the last three years 31% of children who left care aged 0 to 4 did so through adoption.
- 10% through special guardianship and 7% through residence orders.
More top news
By Sunday it should become drier with spells of winter sunshine but temperatures will still remain on the cool side.
There was no White Christmas but here's a look at the best Boxing Day snow scenes.
Actor Dustin Diamond allegedly stabbed a man in a bar in the US after getting into an argument on Christmas Day.