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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Avon and Somerset Police are beginning a campaign to stop drink and drug driving over Christmas by publicly naming offenders.
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It's a damp and grey morning and it won't get much better this afternoon.