Lancashire County Council is backing a campaign which encourages people from the lesbian, gay, bi or transsexual (LGBT) community to consider fostering or adoption.
LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week takes place from March 4 to March 10.
County Coun Susie Charles, cabinet member for children and schools, said: “In Lancashire we have a number of same-sex couples providing stable and loving homes for children who cannot live with their own families.
“We always need more foster carers and adoptive parents from all walks of life.”
To find out more call 0800 195 1183 for fostering, 0800 0286349 for adoption, or visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/love