Lancashire County Council is backing a campaign which encourages people from the lesbian, gay, bi or transgender (LGBT) community to consider fostering or adoption.
LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week takes place next week, and is run by New Family Social, the network for LGBT adoptive and foster families.
County Coun Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “We’re fortunate in Lancashire to have a number of same-sex couples who are providing stable and loving homes for children and young people who cannot live with their own families.
“We always need more foster carers and adoptive parents from all walks of life, and I want to remind people that we welcome applications from people of all ages, single, married, cohabiting, in same-sex relationships, with or without their own children, working or not.”
To find out more about fostering or adoption call 0300 123 6723.
Alternatively visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/adoption or www.lancashire.gov.uk/fostering