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


34 families created, 25 boys and 18 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

  • Self Care for Adopter's Workshop - Wednesday 27th October 2021

    ARC Adoption families are invited to join us at our Self Care for Adopter's Workshop. Read more

  • Information Event About Adoption - Thursday 4th November 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 from ARC Adoption North East. Read more

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