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Watch how 150 children need adopting in Lancashire

Posted on - 23rd October, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News

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Tens of children across Lancashire are in foster care and in need of a permanent home.

Prestonians are being asked to consider whether they could adopt a child during National Adoption Week.

A series of videos have been produced by Lancashire County Council to share stories of children who have been adopted and those who adopted them.

Cabinet member for children, young people and schools county councillor Matthew Tomlinson said: “The need to find families for some of our most vulnerable children remains right at the heart of this year’s campaign. But it is important that we make sure that anyone who is considering becoming an adoptive parent understands the realities of adopting a child and the support available.

“We’ll post individual stories on social media, and ask people to support us by sharing messages using #SupportAdoption.”

The video explains how adoption works

The video explains how adoption works

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Who can adopt?

Anyone can adopt regardless of age, marital status, sexuality, cultural background or gender.

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

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How can I adopt?

Call the adoption team on 03001236723 or visit the county council’s adoption website and fill in an enquiry form.

There are also information evenings running at County Hall on Wednesday 16 November and Tuesday 13 December from 6pm to 7.30pm.

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