I have pets – can I adopt? Many children thrive in a home that has pets and provided your pet does not pose a threat to a child’s health or safety then it will not prevent you from adopting. You will be asked to complete a pet questionnaire as part of the assessment process. The team at ARC Adoption North East are 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.