So as part of a plan to address that Nottinghamshire County Council has launched a month-long campaign to recruit more foster carers and adoptive parents.
The Council says 50 more foster carers, with 25 of these for children over 10 who are often harder to place.
It also needs to find adoptive families for 51 children who are currently being looked after by foster carers.Cabinet member for children and young people's services Councillor Philip Owen said:
He went onto say:
Richard Kelly and his wife Katrina are the kind of people the county council are looking for.
The couple who are from Newark have recently adopted Chloe, ages 2, and Jack, aged 1, through Nottinghamshire County Council last year.
They were approved a year ago after beginning the adoption process in 2009.
Mother's Day this year will see the family celebrate both the children's christenings and the one-year adoption anniversary.
There is a broad range of children who need a new home, all with different needs.
Currently more than half of the county's children in care are over 10 years old, with a significant number being as old as 16 or 17.
To find out more about how to adopt a child, the council has more details on its website.