COULD you make it happen?
That's the question posed by this year's National Adoption Week, running from November 1 to 7.
During National Adoption Week 2003 thousands of people came forward to request information about adoption.
This year more parents are needed.
National Adoption Week 2004 aims to find homes for some of the country's 4,000 children waiting to be adopted.
For children across the UK a loving family is a dream that is just waiting to come true.
Every child deserves a home that makes them feel comfortable and cared for - a home that's right for their age, culture, race, religion and any other needs they may have.
There are approximately 40 children currently waiting for adoption in the Kirklees area, their ages ranging from babies to 10 years. Adopters are currently being sought who can take either one or two children, particularly from ethnic minority groups and children with medical needs and disabilities.
Kirklees adoption team is based in Mirfield and consists of a group of social workers who assess and support adopters and find families for children in need of adoption.Enquires are always welcome from anyone interested in adoption. Ring the helpline on 01924 483707.
Whatever your culture, race, religion or sexuality, you can adopt. The law in the UK says you need to be over 21 but most importantly, you need to be able to show that you can provide a permanent, stable and caring home for a child.
To adopt you need to have space in your life and home, be patient, flexible, have lots of energy and a sense of humour and have the determination to make a real difference to a child's life for a lifetime!