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Cornish Mum's Adoption Plea

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4:52pm 9th November 2012

"Adopting made me a better mum."

A Cornishwoman has told Pirate FM how taking on a two year old baby improved her parenting skills, even after having four children of her own.

Claire from Hayle is urging more families to consider it: "I was totally astounded from the first time I met Ellie. We felt so much towards her. As a mother who's given birth to four children, I thought I'd have to learn to feel fondness or love towards her but actually, that was almost instant.

"In many ways it made us reflect on our parenting skills and even though we have four children, I think it's quite good to look at how you bring up your children and we did that and I think it actually helped. Could I have done that better? Did I handle that well?"

There are fears some people in Cornwall are not offering to adopt because they do not think they stand a chance.

More than 40 children a year in the Duchy are found a new place to live.

But Caroline Davies from Families for Children reckons many are put off by myths surrounding things like health and marriage: "I think the benefits are absolutely endless really. One thing is for sure, they need to have loads of energy, they need to be totally committed to children and we want people with lots of energy and love."

4:52pm 9th November 2012

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