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BAAF matches record number of children with adoptive families

1,023 children matched in 2013/14

The British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) matched over 1,000 children with adoptive families over the past year. This is the first time in its 34 years of 'Placing Children First' that BAAF's family finding services have done so. In all 1,023 children were matched with adoptive families in: 2013/14. This is a significant increase, reflecting, says BAAF, both the rise in the number of children waiting to be adopted as well as the continued improvement throughout the UK's adoption services, including more creative matching processes and more effective recruitment and approval of prospective adopters.

Barbara Hutchinson, Interim Chief Executive, BAAF said:

"This is tremendous news for the children whose lives will be turned around by moving into stable, loving adoptive families.  BAAF is proud to have been able to play a major part in bringing this about."

The overall figure is broken down as follows –