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.



Training Dates

As part of the support that you will receive throughout the entire adoption process and beyond, at ARC Adoption North East you will benefit from various training.



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
in the past 12 months


34 families created, 22 boys and 21 girls are now enjoying a loving and nurturing family.


2,030 children are waiting to be adopted in England, 890 (44%) are part of a brother & sister group.

 1 in 3 

In 2021, 1 in 3 of the adopters approved by ARC were in same sex relationships.

Latest events

  • Information Event About Adoption – Thursday 3rd February 2022

    Join us at our February online information event to find out more about adoption, the process and the outstanding support available to you from our experienced team. Read more

  • Adopting Brothers and Sisters Workshop - Wednesday 9th February 2022

    ARC Adoption North East would like to invite their families to a seminar around adopting brothers and sisters together, to highlight and increase awareness of things to consider. Read more

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