An appeal is being issued to find new parents for the 45 children in Cumbria waiting to be adopted.
Cumbria County Council is calling on people to consider adoption and says there's no such thing as a typical adoptive parent.
The council is hosting a series of information events for people wanting to find out more. They are taking place on the following dates and times:
- Kendal - Tuesday 4 April - 6.15pm - The Castle Green Hotel
- Workington - Thursday 6 April - 6.15pm - The Melbreak Hotel
- Carlisle - Saturday 8 April - 10.30am - The Crown and Mitre Hotel