Since launching Adopt North West - a collaboration between 22 of the region's local authorities to raise awareness of the need for adopters - in March this year, over one thousand people have made enquiries about adopting a child.
In Knowsley four times as many people have made enquiries with the adoption service than during the same period of time last year.
The councils involved are astounded by the numbers of new potential adopters and would like to thank Knowsley residents for their ongoing support.
Cllr Gary See, Knowsley Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, said:
"I'm delighted that the first ever North West Adoption Week was received so well and encouraged people who previously thought they wouldn't be able to adopt to find out more.
"Often people think they may not be able to adopt, or that it's an overly long process, but actually single people, non-homeowners, those who are in fulltime employment, same-sex couples and people over 50 are among those who can apply.