We love to share the experiences of adopters, and within the news section of our website we have articles and videos featuring ARC families who adopted with our help. They are a great way to learn more about adoption from people who have been through it all before. Just click here to browse our news section and take a look.
#YouCanAdopt is a national campaign that aims to raise awareness of adoption within the UK, and it is supported by Voluntary Adoption Agencies such as ARC Adoption, as well as Regional Adoption Agencies and Local Authorities. Below are some video's from campaigns over recent years which aim to educate and inform, as well as support the finding of adopters for children who need families.
The video below helps shine a light on the diverse range of families who have and can adopt, and features singer Sinitta and TV vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant alongside other families who are joining in, encouraging others to consider adoption. In the film, the adoptive families recite a poem written by comedienne, writer and adoptee Joy Carter, which brings to life the stories of each of the families: the highs, lows and realities of adoption. The film also dispels some key misconceptions about adoption using a recurrent theme – you can adopt.
This is another video filmed as part of a recent national adoption recruitment campaign. Give it a watch to hear what Vicky and Richee have to say about adoption being their first choice to becoming parents:
There is also a great variety of blogs and podcasts that you can visit or listen to about life as an adoptive parent or covering other adoption related topics. We keep our eyes peeled for blogs and other online resources that are a great source of inspiration and information.
Scroll down to check out a few of our favourite blogs that we think are a great read or listen.
If you would like to add your blog to this page please email [email protected] or if you would like to know more about adoption and the outstanding support available to you at ARC Adoption North East, please complete our adoption-enquiry form.
Follow "The Unlikely Dad" Tom and his daily life as a dad.
Finally Five is an honest account of becoming a family, their adoption journey and life as a family of five.
Adoption Adventures is the story of one adoptive family told via a podcast.
UK’s LGBT+ adoption and fostering charity, New Family Social's podcast dedicated to Adoption. Adoption, Fostering & Tea.
We Made a Wish was developed by adoptive mother to two girls, Suzy, and aims to raise awareness of adoption and share different experiences.