7,000 children currently waiting to be adopted

Children's charity Barnardos are highlighting the fact that 7,000 children are currently waiting to be adopted.

It is the highest number of children since 2007.

The highest number of children since 2007 are currently waiting to be adopted Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

This morning, Barnardos will bring to light the plight of these young people by projecting four images captioned, 'Too old, Too many, Too difficult and Too black' on to the walls of the V&A Museum of Childhood in London, as its Fostering and Adoption Week begins.

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7,000 children need homes

7,000 children are currently waiting to be adopted, according to Children's charity Barnardos. It is the highest number of children since 2007. The charity are launching a campaign to encourage more people to consider adoption.