News & events 200th Adopter for ARC Adoption North East Outstanding Wearside Adoption Agency reaches impressive milestone. Voluntary adoption agency ARC Adoption North East have approved their 200th set of adopters since the not-for-profit voluntary adoption agency was established in 2014. ARC Adoption North East recruits, assesses and approves adopters and provides ongoing support to them as they become a family. Terry Fitzpatrick, Director at ARC Adoption, is delighted with such a momentous achievement, especially during what has been a challenging year for many people, he said; “We are all filled with great pride at ARC Adoption that we have been able to continue to work remotely this year, the hard work and dedication from the team has enabled us to reach this tremendous landmark achievement of approving our 200th set of adopters. Terry added; At a time when there is a national shortage of people coming forward to become adopters, it is very humbling that so many people have chosen ARC Adoption to help them on their adoption journey. This occasion is certainly an achievement and really emphasises for us the difference we have been able to make to the lives of children who have a plan of adoption and for the families who have come forward to care for them.” To mark the special occasion, ARC Adoption’s 200th approved adoptive parents received a bouquet of flowers and were officially recognised by ARC Adoption’s virtual adoption panel. ARC Adoption host online information events the first Thursday of every month 6pm – 7.30pm.