National Adoption Week

Local authorities across the West Country are hoping to encourage more people to take on children waiting to find a family.

Adoption Week : full report

by Kathy Wardle

On average 40 children a year are placed with adoptive parents in Cornwall alone.

As part of National Adoption Week, the Westcountry Tonight has been to meet families whose lives have been transformed thanks to adoption.

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Families needed!

It's National Adoption Week and local authorities across the region are hoping to attract more people to offer a home to youngsters needing a new family.

There are currently 21 children between four months and ten years old waiting to be adopted in Cornwall alone.

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