North East voluntary adoption agency celebrates a key milestone as 100th Adoption order is granted.
ARC Adoption North East, based in Sunderland, see their 100th adoption order granted since opening their doors in 2014.
This momentous adoption order comes at a time when there is an increase in the number of looked after children waiting in care.
To make an adoption legal the adopters apply for an adoption court order. Once the adoption order is awarded the adopters are given parental rights and responsibilities for the child and the adoption becomes permanent.
Director at ARC Adoption North East, Terry Fitzpatrick, is delighted with such an achievement, he said;
“We are all privileged to work in the field of adoption, colleagues and I here at ARC are filled with great pride to announce that we have achieved the tremendous landmark of our 100th adoption order being granted.
This occasion is certainly one to celebrate but more importantly it really emphasises for us the difference we have made to the lives of children who have a plan of adoption and for the families who have come forward to care for them. We now look forward to 2019 when we hope to continue to find families for many more vulnerable children who need the experience of a stable family life.”
Talking about his joy at the adoption order being granted, the adoptive father said;
“We’re so pleased to have the adoption of our daughter completed. We’re so proud of her and how well she copes. She is a funny, happy, beautiful little girl. Our hearts melt when she suddenly pipes up “Mummy, Daddy I love you.” She is so scared of someone coming to take her away, we can now move on with supporting her and giving her the happiness that she doesn’t think that she deserves.
We couldn’t have done any of this without the support of every single member of staff at ARC. Each and every one of them make a superhuman effort and nothing is ever too much trouble. Anyone considering adoption will find no better support anywhere.”
There are thousands of children in need of a loving and nurturing home, ARC Adoption are continually looking for people who feel they are able to offer this to children so that they can live in families that keep them safe and promote their growth and development.
ARC Adoption North East host informal information evenings the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-8.15pm at Unit 29, North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), Wearfield, Enterprise Park East, Sunderland, SR5 2TA for anyone interested in adoption. For more information call 01915166466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org