Every child deserves to grow up in a loving family

How adoption works

Adoption is a way of providing new families for children who cannot be looked after by their birth parents and need to belong to a new family.



Therapeutic Adoption Support Service

The dedicated team from our Therapeutic Adoption Support Service are there to support our families through the journey of adoption, as well as providing ongoing support for life!


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Friends of ARC Adoption

Are you an approved ARC Adopter and would you like to volunteer at ARC Adoption and become a friend of ARC Adoption?



ARC Adoption's stats
relating to children and families:


30 new families created over the last 12 months, with 27 boys and 12 girls now enjoying a loving and nurturing family.


Latest ASG stats report that 2280 children are waiting to be adopted in England today, and 46% are part of a brother & sister group.

 1 in 4 

In 2023, 1 in 4 of the families who started the adoption process with us identified as LGBTQ+.

Latest events

  • Promoting Positive Relationships and Behaviour Workshop - Wednesday 6th March 2024

    Join the ARC Adoption North East team and learn how to respond to behaviours in ways that will help you build a more positive relationship with your child. Read more

  • Virtual Adoption Information Event - Thursday 7th March 2024

    If you are interested in finding out more about adopting, our information events are a great way to get all of your questions answered in a friendly and informal environment. Read more

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