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Council chiefs are asking people to think about growing their family through adoption.

A special event will be staged by Lancashire County Council at County Hall to help people find out about adoption and the process involved.

The information evening takes place on Wednesday July 13.

This event will be held at County Hall, on Fishergate in Preston, from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Anyone interested can just turn up, but early arrival is recommended so the presentation can start promptly at 6pm.

People attending the information evening are also asked to stay for the whole session.

The council is focusing on two different types of adoption, so that more babies and young children can go to live with their permanent family quicker.

‘Concurrent Placements’ place babies and young children, aged up to two, with foster carers who may go on to give them a permanent home.

The Fostering-for-Adoption scheme is for children where there is no realistic prospect of a return to their birth family.

County Coun Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “We’re looking for people from all backgrounds to offer a permanent home and family to children who are not able to live with their birth family.”

Call the adoption team on 0800 195 1183 for details about the event.