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The number of babies being adopted in Britain has plunged by 20 per cent in the last year, Government figures have shown.
Only 76 children under one were permanently taken on by UK families in 2011, down from 95 in 2010. David Cameron is trying to speed up the process because many children are stuck in care for long periods from birth, despite prospective parents being desperate to adopt them.
At the moment people have to wait on average two and a half years to have their application processed but the Prime Minister wants this down to three months.
Surrogacy - No, it is not Friday yet! But, I am taking a much needed holiday, so Friday updates are today.
The debate on a bill that would allow same sex couples to adopt children in New South Wales has started in Australia. There should be a vote of the Legislative Assembly sometime this week.