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15,000 Kids and Counting: The Search (Adoption)

2014

15,000 Kids and Counting (2014) is a moving, at times distressing British 3-part documentary about children being adopted from the local authority care system.

15,000 Kids and Counting (2014) is a moving, at times distressing British 3-part documentary about children being adopted from the local authority care system.

We learn that most potential adoptive parents discriminate against children on the basis of their age (children under 7 are preferred) and abilities (children without learning difficulties and disabilities are preferred).

The reason given for adoption being preferred over long term foster care is that children won't then be pestered by social workers checking up on them regularly.

The 3 parts of the documentary are available on You Tube.