Are there any health related restrictions for adopting? It is of course imperative that you can effectively care for the child or children that you adopt, but that doesn't mean that a mental or physical health issue - past or present is a barrier. During the adoption process you will be asked to arrange a full medical which will be carried out by your GP and advice will be sought from our medical advisor regarding any issues raised. Our team will be happy happy to talk to you and offer further guidance around this. If you would like to know more about adoption and starting the adoption process with ARC Adoption North East and the support available, please contact us.