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


29 families created, 18 boys and 19 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

  • Writing Contact Letters Workshop Wednesday 19th May 2021

    Would you like support when writing letters to your child's birth family? The team at ARC Adoption North East would like to invite their families to writing contact letters workshop. Read more

  • Virtual Coffee Morning Thursday 20th May 2021

    ARC Adoption families are invited to join the team for a virtual coffee morning. Read more

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 join the YouCanAdopt Campaign

    Almost half the number of children waiting for adoption are in family groups of two or more. ARC Adoption are joining the #YOUCANADOPT campaign which aims to encourage those thinking about adoption and approved adopters to consider adopting brothers and sisters. Read more