If you are thinking of adopting, we hope the information on these pages will help to answer any initial questions you may have and show you the support available for families and individuals.
Northumberland County Council is seeking people who could offer
a loving home to vulnerable children waiting to be adopted. The
request goes to those who are looking to start or extend their
family. There is a national shortage of people coming forward to
adopt, and we need both singles and couples to become parents
We have children from 0 to 8 years of age waiting for their new
family, that includes single children and brothers and sisters.
Our team are here to discuss your options and help you through
We always encourage people to get in touch as soon as you are
ready to enquire about adoption. We recommend reading the website
information to find out more, as well as using the useful web links
to to other pages like First4Adoption or the
British Association of Adoption and
To get the ball rolling, you have the choice to:
- Call our recruitment team for your initial enquiry
- Request a call back
- Attend an information evening near you
- Book a time to meet us for an initial enquiry at our
We are a friendly team and all of our sessions are an informal
opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Please ring or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or ring 01670 62 62 62
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WHAT is adoption?
Adopting a child means that you become their legal parent;
providing a permanent new family for a child or children.
WHO can adopt?
Check who can adopt in Northumberland and what you need to
HOW to adopt?
Find out more about the process to become approved adoptive
WHY US? Adoption Support is a Lifelong Process
Read more about the benefits of adopting with the Northumberland
County Council Family Placement Service and the ongoing support
MEET our families
Read our case studies, watch our short films and listen to our
podcasts to get an insight into what adoption is really like.
EVENTS and news
We hold regular information sessions where you can meet families
and find out more about adopting.
READY? Next steps
When you are ready to take the first step – contact our Enquiry
Team on 01670 62 62 62
Please pass this information on to friends and family who may
consider adoption or fostering too.
Looking for a quick answer?
I still have a question.
Please contact us to ask a question or discuss anything you feel
has not been covered on this site. We don’t consider any question
too small, big or silly to answer!
Tel: 01670 62 62 62
Please include the following in your email:
- Full Name
- Telephone Number
- Address (Including Postcode)
You could also write to us: Family Placement Service,
Northumberland County Council, 3 Esther Court, Wansbeck Business
Park, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 8AP
The following websites have further information to help you in
your research about adoption: