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SOLVING THE ADOPTION PROBLEM

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Tony Blair is insisting on radical action to ensure that children in care are placed quickly in families. But it is...
Tony Blair is insisting on radical action to ensure that children in care are placed quickly in families. But it isn't that simple, according to The Guardian (Society, p8).

Local authorities and adoption agencies believe their is much the government can do to improve the current system. Practical measures could include a campaign to recruit more parents, plus a system that would allow councils to recoup money spent on preparing couples for adoption when they pass them to another local authority.

The article says that more money is also needed for post-adoption services. Campaigners say that many more children would find permanent homes once these measures were in place.
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