Adoption rates have fallen by 5%, with only 60 babies under 1 being adopted last year, according to the Department of Education, who released their annual figures last week.
Dad-of-three David Cameron has now pledged he will change the adoption laws, including one that says parents can only adopt a child of their own race.
“This may not seem like the biggest issue facing the country, but it is the biggest issue for these children. How can we have let this happen? We’ve got people flying all over the world to adopt babies, while the care system at home agonises about placing black children with white families,” said PM David, reports the Daily Mail.
“With the right values and the right effort, let’s end this scandal and help these, the most vulnerable children of all,” David Cameron added.
The recent figures showed that it now takes an average of nearly three years to adopt a child, in a process that includes rigorous background and health checks. New guidelines have recently been issued to tackle the myths surrounding adoption and encourage prospective parents to step forward.
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