[LISTEN] How we can better tackle the decline in adoption

TLC Children’s Home has placed more than 900 children since it started but is now faced with a decline in numbers.

The home is down to placing six babies a year from 70 a year.

Azania Mosaka speaks to TLC Children’s Home managing director Pippa Jarvis to find out what the problem may be.

Institutions like ours are chock-a-block with children who really are desperate for families and we should be looking at every possible option to let them grow up in families because we know institutions are not good for children.

Pippa Jarvis, Managing director - TLC Children’s Home

It is a hugely rigorous process that families who want to adopt go through and I think that we really need to look at the systems that do work and support those and then deal with the things that happen outside of that.

Pippa Jarvis, Managing director - TLC Children’s Home

We need to work together on a more sort of parallel solution, creating a proper safety net so that babies aren't lost in the system for years and years... we're sitting with averages of 33 months in care if you are lucky for abandoned children.

Pippa Jarvis, Managing director - TLC Children’s Home

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