Adoption process faces shake-up

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The Government is to overhaul the assessment process for people looking to adopt children amid concerns the system is too slow, unnecessarily bureaucratic and not fit for purpose. Currently it can take more than a year to be granted approval.

The Children's Minister Tim Loughton has asked a group of experts to draw up a new system to recruit and assess adoptive parents. It will report back in March.

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