Residents urged to consider adopting

Matthew Tomlinson
Matthew Tomlinson
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Fylde coast residents who could give a home to an older child, or children with brothers and sisters, are being sought this month.

Lancashire County Council is always looking for adopters, but this month has a focus on helping older children and family groups that need a new home.

When people first start to think about adoption, they usually consider a baby, or even a toddler, rather than an older child

County Coun Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “When people first start to think about adoption, they usually consider a baby, or even a toddler, rather than an older child.

“The reality is that children are considered to be older for adoption at just four years of age. It is likely that these children will have a brother or sister, and we try to keep brothers and sisters together whenever we can. We’re trying to find homes for these children in particular.”

Call 0300 123 6723.