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More Children Need Adopting In Dorset

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12:47am 11th November 2012

The adoption register is growing in Dorset - that's according to Council experts.

15 vulnerable youngsters were adopted into caring homes in 2011, but that number's expected to double this year.

Nationally, the number of children needing adoption has increased and there are currently about 4,000 needing adoptive families.

As part of National Adoption Week the County Council has talking to more local families about what they can do to help.

Councillor Toni Coombs, Cabinet member for children s services at Dorset County Council, said:

"There are many children in Dorset who need the stability and love from a family for life. We're looking for people from all walks of life and backgrounds.

"Adopting a child can be really rewarding, and we would love to hear from you if you are interested in finding out more."

For more information about adoption, contact 01305 221450 or visit

Dorset County Council has one of the best records for placing children with families. The average time it takes to place a child following court permission is 97 days, well below the national average of 195 days.

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