Adoption UK statement on 2011/2012 looked after children and adoption figures
25 Sep 2012
Erika Pennington, Adoption UK, said: "It is encouraging that the number of adoptions has increased by 12 per cent in 2012. Adoption offers positive outcomes for children from the care system, providing them with a permanent family that many of them might not have if they remained in the care system".
"It is encouraging to see that more children are being adopted and at a younger age which we can assume is a result of earlier intervention.
"We need to remain committed to recruiting more adoptive parents but it is important to remember that any focus on recruiting adopters must go hand-in-hand with good support packages, both to encourage new adopters and ensure the long-term success of adoptive placements.”
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