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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At its highest the number of homes without power across Devon and Cornwall topped 16,000 but slowly properties are able to switch on again.
Tomorrow the wind will strengthen again and there'll be heavy showers later on
The West Country has been battered by wind and rain all day. We've been sent lots of photos, here are some of the best.