More than twice as many children are waiting to be adopted as there are families willing to adopt, campaigners have warned.
Figures from the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board (ASGLB) show there are 4,140 youngsters across England where a decision has been made by authorities that they should be adopted.
In comparison, there are about 1,700 families who are approved to adopt and waiting to be matched with children.
There are 2,760 children where a placement order has been made for adoption but they have not yet been placed.
Relax the process by which potential parents are cleared for adoption.