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More children set to be adopted in York
10:20am Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
THE number of children adopted in York this year is set to rise, according to council figures.
The city saw 14 adoptions in 2012/13, one more than the previous year, and a further 20 children are preparing to be placed for adoption in 2013/14 once arrangements with their new families and the courts have been finalised.
The increase mirrors national figures, which showed the UK saw 446 more adoptions in 2012 than in 2011.
Eoin Rush, assistant director for children’s specialist services, said the city was set to see the number of approved adoption families rise by 50 per cent in 2013/14, and the council was working with neighbouring local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies to find the right placements for youngsters.
More information about how to adopt in York is available by phoning the council’s family placements team on 01904 555333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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