We both work, can we still adopt? Yes. We welcome enquiries from people in employment. You will be expected to to take some time away from work to help your child settle into your home. It is important is that you remain flexible and fit your work commitments around the needs of your child and not the other way around. 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.