ITV Wales have looked into what happens to the 5,000 children in “care” in Wales. Their text says:

An ITV Wales investigation has revealed the true challenge facing our adoption services across Wales.

And with the number of children in foster care, homes and other servies soaring to a record high, the figures we’ve uncovered make grim reading

There are currently five thousand children who are in care in Wales. Many of those are not suitable for adoption, but of those that are only 200 complete the process each year

The average time for an adoption is just over two-and-a-half years.