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# birth registration

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Parents face child benefit lag due to long delays in birth registration
Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
Birth registrations move online as 4,000 babies go unregistered due to Covid-19 restrictions