How to adopt LGBTQ+ Adopters At ARC Adoption North East, we welcome enquiries and applications from everyone including all members of the LGBTQ+ community. The adoption process is the same for all prospective adopters. The professional and outstanding team at ARC Adoption have many years of experience welcoming and working hand in hand with LGBTQ+ adopters helping them become parents and providing ongoing support. "Be prepared for a challenge but also, be prepared for the most magical thing you've ever done." Listen to what Jamie and Tom have to say about becoming parents. New Family Social Membership ARC Adoption North East is proud to be a member of New Family Social, and adopters who choose to adopt through ARC Adoption, also benefit from free membership. New Family Social is the only national LGBT+ adoption and fostering charity in the UK. It provides support, improves the treatment of LGBT+ people in the adoption and fostering process, encourages inclusion and works directly with its members and agencies to find more new families for children in care. New Family Social also hosts a podcast, Adoption, Fostering & Tea: The New Family Social Podcast which gives listeners the chance to hear discussions from those who have chosen to build their families via Adoption or Fostering. You can also find about the online, social and peer support available to adopters at ARC Adoption North East. If you would like to have a friendly discussion with us about adoption, click Adoption enquiry and a member of the ARC Adoption team will contact you as soon as possible.