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


25 families created, 17 boys and 14 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

  • Virtual Coffee Morning Wednesday 24th March 2021

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

  • Information Event About Adoption Thursday 1st April 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