Adoption concern with 5,700 children in care
6 November 2013 Last updated at 14:55 GMT
Some children are being let down because of a "significant shortage" of people coming forward to adopt, according to the British Association of Adoption and Fostering.
With nearly 5,700 youngsters in care in Wales, the association is concerned that people they think they will be rejected for being single, overweight, or too old among other reasons.
Carwyn Jones reports.