Adoption order numbers drop for second time (Community Care)

 

The number of adoptions has fallen for the second year in a row, government figures show.

Judges made 5,825 adoption orders in 2016 – down from 6,196 the previous year. The drop is the second consecutive year the numbers have fallen and follows a reduction in the number of adoption placement orders made by councils, which fell from 6,247 in 2013 to 4,301 in 2014.

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Published in News & media round-up on April 6, 2017