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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A man has died after his car collided with a lorry at an accident hot-spot on the border between Devon and Cornwall.
More police in Devon and Cornwall could be armed with Tasers to protect them from assaults. The force is reviewing their use.
Prepare to get wet - the next band of rain is on its way for a wet and breezy day.