PORTSMOUTH City Council is appealing for potential adoptive parents to come forward ahead of National Adoption Week.
At any one time there are 40 children from the city waiting for permanent families. These children are of a variety of ages, but most of them are over two years old and may be part of a group of up to three siblings who want to be adopted together.
Many of the children have complex backgrounds and may need a lot of extra time and attention to help them meet their full potential.
If you are aged over 21 with a stable lifestyle and caring qualities, in good health with energy and stamina and a strong support network, you could become an adoptive parent.
You may be married, in a civil partnership, single or living with a partner, own or rent your home. If you are interested in adopting, Portsmouth Adoption Service will provide you with preparation and training to give you the necessary skills to support your new family as well as ongoing support and training. To find out more, visit http://adoption.portsmouth.gov.uk or call (023) 9287 5294.