Have you ever considered adoption? It's National Adoption Week and according to Adopt South West, there are around 29 children currently on the adoption waiting list in our region.
As part of this year's campaign, people are being asked to consider adopting an older child. Due to high demand for babies, children aged four or above are often overlooked.
The community in a Cornish town has rallied round to help a 14-year-old girl who faces deportation. Iryna Mynich has been living in Bodmin for three years after the death of her mother in Ukraine. But the Home Office says she must return.
Her foster parents have set up a shop and are selling produce donated by local traders to help raise the money they need for legal fees to fight Iryna's deportation.
Iryna's only close relative is an elderly grandmother with dementia, but the Home Office is insisting she is sent back to an uncertain future in Ukraine.
Firms from the Bodmin area have donated clothes, books and toys. One of those who helped to set up the shop was Roisin Morris.
The Home Office says it doesn't comment on individual cases.
A temporary charity shop has been opened in Bodmin by the foster parents of a Ukrainian teenager facing deportation.
Terence and Heather Voysey brought 14-year-old Iryna Mynich to the UK after her mother was murdered. But Iryna now faces being deported back to the Ukraine. Her foster parents say she has nowhere to go. They've opened the shop to raise money for legal fees to fight to keep Iryna in the UK.
Today is the last day of trading for the shop. Most of it's products have been donated by local traders.
The Home Office has written to a 14-year-old Ukrainian girl living in Cornwall to tell her she's being deported.
Teenager Iryna Mynich was brought to the UK by Terence and Heather Voysey after her mother was murdered.
But the Government says she must go back to live with her elderly and infirm grandmother.
The Voyseys are campaigning to keep her with them at their home in Bodmin.
A South West adoption charity says it is in desperate need of people willing to adopt older children across Devon.
Families for Children says that there are fewer babies and toddlers up for adoption, but taking in an older child can be very rewarding.
They add that people should not be worried about adoption, as the charity will offer lifelong support and training.
Attempts are being made to find permanent homes for children in the South West.
It's National Adoption Week and last year 40 children from Cornwall were found loving families, in so called 'forever' homes.
But others are not so lucky. Francesca Carpenter has been to meet one foster family who look after 5 year old Rheanna.
For anyone in the Cornwall area interested in adopting there's a drop informal drop-in session being held on Thursday evening at New County Hall in Truro. For more info click here
Cornwall Council is appealing for more people to come forward to give children a home.
This is National Adoption Week and over the last year more than 40 children from Cornwall were placed with new families, but many are still waiting.
One of those is 5 year old Rheanna, who's in foster care but waiting for a permanent home.
Alison Waters is from Cornwall Adoption Service...
National Adoption Week beings today, and Cornwall Council are hoping it will encourage more people to come forward to adopt children like 5 year old Rheanna.
Over the last year more than 40 children from Cornwall were placed into loving families in but some are still waiting for homes.
A West Country adoption charity is hoping to give more children new homes. 'Families for Children' places 30 youngsters a year across the region, but wants to increase that to 50.
There are 6,500 children in council care on waiting lists.
Bob Cruwys has been to meet Shah, who now has a home after years in foster care.