An adoption event is to help people considering offering a permanent home to a child.
Lancashire County Council needs people from all backgrounds to adopt children unable to live with their birth family.
People who have already adopted will be at the information evening to share their experiences and social workers will answer any questions guests might have, talk them through the process and offer confidential advice.
The event will take place next Wednesday at County Hall in Fishergate Hill, Pitt Street, Preston, from 6pm to 8pm.
A Lancashire County Council spokesman said: “You must be over 21 and living in Lancashire or close by, but whatever your race, gender, sexuality, living arrangements, age and employment status, we want to hear from you.
“What matters to the us are your personal qualities and that you are able to provide a loving home where you can support and look after a child throughout their childhood and beyond.
“We are looking to place children from young babies up to the age of eight years.
“One of our greatest challenges is to find adoptive parents for children aged over four of either sex, children with special needs, disabilities or unpredictable medical issues, sibling groups of two or more children, boys and dual heritage children of all ages.”
For more information call 0800 0286349 or visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/love.