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The sisters waiting for a family

Katie and Chloe have been waiting their whole lives for the state to find them a family.

Aged six and nine, they are just two of about 65,000 children in care in Britain. On average, a child in care waits two years and seven months to be adopted.

Panorama has been following six children in Coventry to find out what it is like waiting for a family.

Panorama: The Truth About Adoption, BBC One, Wednesday, 14 December at 21:30 GMT and then available in the UK on the BBC iPlayer.

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