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Barnado's: Parents willing to adopt siblings needed

Barnardo's are calling on more parents willing to adopt two children to come forward. The proportion of children in sibling groups referred to the Adoption Register reached 50% while adopters willing to consider siblings dropped to 35% this year.

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15% gap in siblings up for adoption and willing parents

More parents willing to adopt siblings are being urged to come forward by children's charity Barnado's, who fear some children are being overlooked because adults are only willing to take on one child.

More parents willing take on siblings are needed, say Barnado's. Credit: PA

The number of children in the care system has risen for the 7th year in a row to 90,000.This is compounded by the number of sibling groups on the Adoption Register - 50% - compared to the 35% of adults willing to consider them.

Barnardo's make this plea on the day the charity's patron the Queen and president,the Duchess of Cornwall will officially open Barnardo's new Barkingside headquarters.

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