Govt adoption adviser: New proposals are 'great news'

The government's advisor on adoption and former chief executive of the children's charity Barnardo's has tweeted about new proposals aimed at helping potential adopters.

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Great news for children waiting for adoption: Adoptive parents to get greater role in choosing child http://t.co/kCuZM3cC via @guardian

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Adoption parties recognise the chemistry that is important in matching adopters to a child. 4 parties held in England have been encouraging.

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More help for potential adopters

Potential adopters are set to be given a more active role in selecting a child and granted the same maternity and paternity paid leave arrangements as biological mothers and fathers.