The Children's minister Edward Timpson has spoken about the government's new adoption proposals, which include more "activity days" to enable prospective parents to make "a real connection" with a child.
He told ITV News: "At the moment the system is not delivering so that 's why we need to do more.
"We need to make sure that those who come forward and want to adopt feel confident that they are going to be welcomed with open arms".
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