Adoption: Thousands of children forcibly taken into care
2 February 2015 Last updated at 10:31 GMT
Every year about 11,000 children are taken into local authority care without the consent of their parents.
Last year, more than 2,400 of them were forcibly adopted.
It is a controversial practice and one that is facing criticism not just in the UK, but from politicians in Europe where forced adoption is rare.
Rachel Royce reports.
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