The ARC Adoption team have a great deal of experience of working with children, families and networks brought together through adoption.

The dedicated team from the Therapeutic Adoption Support Service will support you and your family through the journey of adoption and beyond.

We understand that your adoption journey can bring happiness and joy, and also some surprises, worries and bumps along the way.

We provide help and support to children, parents, the wider family and schools, with any of the following:

  • Stress, worries, anxieties
  • Managing behaviour
  • Dealing with our emotions
  • Life story work and support in having those difficult conversations
  • Attachment and trauma difficulties
  • Understanding adoption for the wider family
  • Managing life at school
  • Support for schools
  • Level 1 Theraplay® using the theraplay principles
  • Adult and child counselling
  • ARCBOX, a child-centred, innovative digital life story tool created by ARC Adoption, providing children with the opportunity to contribute to a personalised, fun to use, lasting digital record of their life, resulting in a truly ‘living’ chronology that can be used as a therapeutic tool
  • Or simply just advice, a chat and a cup of tea

You can also find about the online, social and peer support available to adopters at ARC Adoption North East.

 If you would like to find out more information about the support available please call 0191 516 6466 or email [email protected]