Number of adoptions
The Department for Education (DfE) has published quarterly statistics on the performance of the adoption system in England. The number of children waiting to be adopted has increased by 7% from 2,320 in 31 December 2016, to 2,470 children at 31 March 2017. 27% of those children waiting at 31 March 2017 had been waiting 18 months or more.
Source: DfE Date: 08 May 2018 / CASPAR