ARC Adoption North East is registered with Ofsted to provide inter-country adoption services.

We do this through a national partnership with the Intercountry Adoption Centre Regional Adoption Agency (IACRAA), which as well as ARC Adoption includes the Inter Country Adoption Centre (IAC) the Centre for Adoption, Nugent Adoption and Adoption Matters.

Intercountry Adoption Centre (IAC) are the lead agency in the Inter-country Adoption Regional Adoption Agency and are able to offer services to prospective adopters in many areas of the UK.

The Intercountry Adoption Centre acts as a national hub providing information, advice and training for prospective inter country adopters; and taking them through stage one of the assessment process.

When applicants are ready to enter stage two of the process, the assessment may be carried out by one of the other partner agencies in the partnership determined by where the applicants are located.

If you are considering inter-country adoption contact your local authority, as they have a legal responsibility to either provide this service or make provision for it through working with the IACRAA, or you can ring the IAC advice line in the first instance who will guide you towards the most appropriate action to take.

The advice line is: 0208 447 4753

This phone number is available weekdays between 10am and 1pm daily.