PM unveils adoption plan

David Cameron is to announce plans to radically speed up the amount of time it takes to place children with potential adopters.

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UK adoption figures

  • 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.

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