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


23 families created, 17 boys and 12 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 8 

1 in 8 adoptions in England in 2018 were to same sex couples

Latest events

Latest news

  • #YouCanAdopt

    Wearside Voluntary Adoption Agency, ARC Adoption North East join forces to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign to raise awareness of adoption. Read more

  • Fun festive message from the ARC Adoption Team

    Fun festive message from the ARC Adoption Team plus a very special guest. Read more