If you missed the adoption news item on ITV West Country news on Friday 15 November, you can watch it now – featuring Jamie Baulch, Olympic athlete and his adoptive parents. Adoption agencies across the south west join forces to appeal for potential new families to come forward. Latest figures suggest there are twice as many children waiting for adoption in England than there are children to adopt, and there are significant challenges around race. Adopt South West’s Service Manager, Kath Drescher, explains what work being done locally to raise awareness about lack of black and minority ethnic (BAME) and LGBTQ+ adopted families.
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