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:


22 new families created over the last 12 months, with 19 boys and 9 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+.

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