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Govt publishes adoption map

A map showing the parts of England where most children are in need of parents has been published by the government as part of a drive to cut adoption waits.

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Helpline to encourage adopters 'a gimmick'

Francesca Polini ended up adopting abroad after facing, what she describes, as too many hurdles in the UK. Speaking to Daybreak, she says a new helpline which offers advice from existing adopters on the process is "a gimmick".

She says there is little point promoting adoption without offering a robust framework that parents and children need.

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