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


27 families created, 19 boys and 16 girls are now enjoying a loving and nurturing family 


In the North East, children waiting to be adopted outnumber adopters by 3:1

 1 in 6 

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

Latest events

Latest news

  • Children are waiting

    ARC Adoption North East has joined forces with a group of Voluntary Adoption Agencies from across the UK to encourage potential adopters to adopt those children who wait the longest. Read more

  • ARC Adoption places 200th child with forever family.

    Covid restrictions haven’t stopped voluntary adoption agency ARC Adoption North East from doing what they do best, finding loving homes for those children waiting to be adopted, as the team places their 200th child with their forever family. Read more