– Shadow children and young people's minister Lisa Nandy
"More does need to be done to enable adoptive families to get the right amount of support and advice, especially post-adoption.
We will look carefully at these proposals when the Government brings forward legislation.
Adoption is incredibly rewarding and we want to see more parents come forward.
But the Government must ensure it also provides sufficient support for foster families and children in residential care too.
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.