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Adoptive parent check overhaul planned in England

The government is to overhaul the way people in England are checked to see if they are suitable to adopt children.

It has set up a new panel which will work with its adoption adviser, Martin Narey, to draw up plans.

Ministers say the process is "painfully slow" and that many are put off, while others are turned away unnecessarily for being overweight or ex-smokers.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

  • 22 Dec 2011
  • From the section Europe
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