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.




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


32 families created, 23 boys and 15 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 6 

1 in 6 adoptions in England in 2020 were to same sex couples

Latest events

  • Let's Make Sense of Sensory Workshop Wednesday 29th September 2021

    Would you like to help your children experience a greater sense of calm? ARC Adoption families are invited to join lets make sense of sensory workshop. Read more

  • Information Event About Adoption Thursday 7th October 2021

    The team at ARC Adoption North East would like to invite you to an online information event to find out more about the adoption process and the outstanding support available to you at ARC Adoption North East. Read more

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