Is being overweight a barrier to my being accepted as an adopter? Adopters come in all different shapes and sizes. Weight, health, alongside lifestyle choices, are discussed with you during the adoption process. The most important factor is your ability to provide a loving home for a child. 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.