When parents are unable to look after their child or the child has become an orphan a number of options are available to a local authority or others seeking long-term carers for the child. These include finding a relative who will be able to look after the child; placing the child with long-term foster carers; special guardianship; and adoption. It is this last option, adoption, which is the subject of the first debate.
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