We have a dedicated team of staff who actively recruit, train and support prospective adopters in Lancashire.
If you don't live in Lancashire, visit Adopt North West (external link) to find out more about adoption in your area.
Childhood is an important and precious time and making sure the individual needs of each child are met is important to us.
We work in the best interests of children, young people and their families at all times to ensure we make a positive difference to their lives. We take pride in our matching process making sure we get it right for you and the child.
We provide excellent ongoing post-adoption support services. These include supporting contact arrangements, enabling access to birth records, facilitating support groups and counselling. As we are part of Lancashire County Council, we also have excellent contact with a range of services aimed at children and young people, as well as parents and families – just ask us.
If at any stage you’d like some advice on adopting, if you have a query or if you’d simply like the opportunity for an informal chat before proceeding with an expression of interest, please get in touch.
We are delighted that Ofsted rated our adoption service as 'Good' in our most recent inspection.
Read our guide to adoption – in one handy information pack (PDF 1MB)
As well as being the local authority responsible for placing Lancashire children, we are also an adoption agency - and your first point of contact.
We have a two-stage process which aims to have all suitable potential adopters approved within six months of applying.
Matching and placing children with approved adopters.
Watch our new series of videos about adoption with first-hand accounts from families, children and parents.
If you're thinking about adoption then we'd love to help.
If you'd prefer to speak to someone, then give us a call on
0300 123 6723
We'll be happy to answer any question, have an informal chat, or give you confidential advice.
We are one of the twenty-two North West councils that have come together to make the adoption process quicker and more straight forward.