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Spotlight on adoption across Lancashire

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7:00am 17th April 2017

Could you be the one to offer a child their forever home?

A campaign's started today to try and recruit new people to adopt in Lancashire.

This year's North West Adoption Fortnight campaign is called #parentswanted, and runs until Sunday 30 April.

It will highlight the need for adopters who can offer homes for children of all ages especially older children, siblings, children from black and ethnic minority (BME) and mixed heritage backgrounds, and children with specific needs.

Amanda Hatton, Lancashire County Council's director of children's services, said:

"The need to find families for some of our most vulnerable children remains right at the heart of this #parentswanted regional campaign.

"It's a sad fact that some children are simply unable to remain with their birth family, for many different reasons. Adoption is one of the best ways we know of giving these children a new family for life.

"We want to encourage people from all backgrounds to think about adoption. What matters most to us is that you can help a child recover from the reasons why they came in to care and provide a loving home where you can support and look after a child throughout their childhood and beyond."

The only requirement is that adopters must be over 21 and live within Lancashire or nearby.

Anyone interested in finding out more about adoption can contact the county council by:

  • Calling the friendly adoption team on 0300 123 6723. 
  • Visiting the website at www.lancashire.gov.uk/adoption and filling in the enquiry form 
  • Attending an information evening (details of these are on the website)

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