Lancashire County Council is asking people to think about growing their family through adoption.
A special event for people considering adoption will be held at County Hall, on Fishergate in Preston, to help people find out about the process involved.
The information evening takes place between 6pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday, August 14.
There’s no need to book - you can just turn up, but early arrival is recommended so that the presentation can start promptly at 6pm. People attending the information evening are also asked to stay for the whole session.
The council is focussing on two different types of adoption, so that more babies and young children can go to live with their permanent family more quickly:
• Best for Baby (Concurrent Placements) place babies and young children, aged up to two, with foster carers who may go on to give them a permanent home;
• Better Beginnings (The Fostering-for-Adoption scheme) is for children where there is no realistic prospect of a return to their birth family.
County Coun Susie Charles, said: “What matters to 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.
“More children in Lancashire are benefiting from being placed with their adoptive families earlier, thanks to these programmes.“
You can find out more about the information evening at www.lancashire.gov.uk/adoption or call the adoption team on 0300 123 6723.
Free parking for the event is available on the county council’s Arthur Street car park, next to County Hall.