1. National

Couples encouraged to use online adoption map

Would-be adopters are to be able to use an interactive online map to check which councils can best help them to find a child, rather than be limited to their local council.

View all 3 updates ›

Would-be adoptive dad explains 'simple' process

A man hoping to adopt for the first time along with his wife has explained the process to Daybreak.

Sam began the process of adoption at the beginning of this year and has already been through screening, preparation, and home visits.

He explained: "It has been made so much more simple. It has taken us from January 2 until today - and we've been to panel already."

He continued: "The social workers were excellent with us...really if you are thinking of doing it, please do it."

More top news