If you are thinking about adoption, please see the details below of our regional agency, Adopt North East.

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Adopt North East

Adoption services from North Tyneside, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland and South Tyneside councils are delivered by  the regional adoption agency, Adopt North East.

Adopt North East brings together the best practices from each local authority and provides excellent adoption services that transform children’s and families' lives for the better


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.

For further information, please contact Adopt North East:

Telephone    0191 643 5000




Postal address:

Balliol Pembroke Wing, Chesters Avenue, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8QP


If you have previously been in touch to enquire about adopting children with Northumberland Adoption, the Family Placement Service is still available on 01670 62 62 62. 

Adopt North East are handling new enquiries and all aspects of adoption support.

Adopting your partner's children and becoming their legal parent, is called a step-parent adoption.

For step parent enquiries, please contact our regional adoption agency, Adopt North East:

0191 643 5000

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Make enquiries about adopting with our regional agency, Adopt North East

0191 643 5000