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Why choose to adopt with us?


Find out more about our adoption service, our aims, commitment and customer care standards below.

Make the choice to adopt with us and you're choosing a long established adoption agency with a 'good' Ofsted rating and Investing in Children status.

We're committed to providing high quality services and finding the best adoptive family for children and young people.

Who we help

We work in partnership with other councils in the north east, the Government, voluntary adoption agencies and adoption support agencies to provide the highest quality services to: 

  • children and young people waiting to be adopted
  • birth parents and relatives of children who are being placed for adoption
  • prospective and approved adoptive families
  • children and their adoptive families after adoption
  • adopted adults and their families

Our aims

Children are at the heart of our service and we place great emphasis on working with children and their families to promote stability, safety and security. We believe that adopted children should have an enjoyable childhood, and benefit from excellent parenting and education, enjoying a wide range of opportunities to develop their talents and skills leading to a successful adult life. 

Adoption is a life-long process for all those involved - adopted adults, birth and adopted families. The issues raised by adoption can resurface at any time and we are committed to support families at any stage of their life. 

Full Circle Therapeutic Service

Full Circle works closely with us to improve the life chances of young people who've suffered trauma in their early childhood. It offers consultations and support to young people, and foster carers. Your fostering social worker or the child's social worker can make a referral to Full Circle for you.

If you would like to speak to Full Circle for advice or support, you can contact their duty team by telephone on 01740 664 002.

Customer Care Standards

We are committed to the First 4 Adoption Customer Care Standards. First 4 Adoption is a national information service for people interested in adopting a child.

In partnership with

  • Investing in Children
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