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'Passports' to speed up adoption

A guide for would-be adopters listing benefits and support has been published by the Government amid concerns that hundreds of thousands are turned off by the process.

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Government: Children left waiting for too long

A new "adoption passport" will set out the help that adopters could be eligible for, including paid adoption leave, priority access and social housing.

The guide will be available on the First4adoption website.

For too long children have been left waiting - in many cases over two years - for the stable, loving homes whilst prospective adopters have been dissuaded from offering those children the security they need.

So we're overhauling the system to encourage more people to adopt, and making it swifter, more effective and robust.

– Edward Timpson, Children's Minister

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