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.


Great news for children waiting for adoption: Adoptive parents to get greater role in choosing child via @guardian


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


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.