Adopt North East


About Adopt North East

Adopt North East is the new regional adoption agency, which combines local authority adoption services from North Tyneside, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland and South Tyneside.

Adopt North East brings together the best practices from each council to deliver high quality adoption services across the region.



  • We place all children in a timely way in high quality, successful, life-long adoptive placements which meet all of their needs.

  • Families and prospective adopters receive a high quality experience no matter where they live.

  • Adoptive children and families receive the support they need for as long as they need it.

  • Our skilled and dedicated staff are proud to work for the service.

  • We achieve our objectives by working together in a spirit of collaboration, openness and co-production. 



Adopt North East delivers the following services across the five local authority areas:

  • Recruitment and assessment of prospective adopters

  • Matching and placement – to match prospective adopters with children in need of adoption

  • Post placement and post adoption order support

  • Support and advice to all affected by adoption

  • Develop and manage all forms of post adoption contact between adopted children and birth families

  • Step parent adoption

  • Inter-country adoption.


Why adopt with Adopt North East

  • By working across the region we have simplified the adoption process.

  • We have an increased number of children waiting to be adopted; from babies to pre-school children and older.

  • We are a non-profit organisation so our focus is on the best interests of the children and providing the best support for adoptive families.

  • We find the best match for you and your family as we are responsible for all the local children in care.

  • You will receive a high level of support from your social worker, so help is always at hand if you need it.