Extra support to streamline adoption process
24 December 2013 Last updated at 07:41 GMT
An extra £50m will be given to councils in England next year to help recruit more people to adopt.
Ministers say there has been a significant rise in the number of adoptions and adopters, following an overhaul of the system last year, but there are still 6,000 children waiting to be offered a home.
Reeta Chakrabarti reports.