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Thank you for considering Adoption

We are looking for families for children for a range of ages - from babies through to older children. The information you will need to begin your adoption journey can be found on this page as well as the information bar to the left.

Adoption is a legal way for a child or young person (up to 18 years) to gain a new legal parent(s). Legally, it is as if they had been born to their new parents once they are adopted.

If you are interested in adopting, we have a lot of information on the pages that can be found on the navigation bar on the left (or under this page if you are on mobile).

To speak to a member of our adoption team, please call 0191 561 2221 or email adoption@togetherforchildren.org.uk.

Click here to Register an Expression of Interest in Adoption and a member of our team will get back to you. A downloadable version of the Expression of Interest in Adoption is available here

We also host a drop-in Information Evening every month that you may attend:

  • Wednesday 18 December 2019, 6 to 8pm at Hetton Centre, Welfare Road, Hetton le Hole, DH5 9NE
  • Wednesday 8 January 2020, 6 to 8pm at Hetton Centre, Welfare Road, Hetton le Hole, DH5 9NE
  • Wednesday 5 February 2020, 6 to 8pm at Grace House, Bardolph Dr, Sunderland, SR5 2DE
  • Wednesday 4 March 2020, 6 to 8pm at Belmont Community Association, Gilesgate Moor, Durham, DH1 2LL

Come and Chat - Coffee Morning

Why not come down to Costa Coffee, 2 Broadstairs Ct, Sunderland SR4 8NP, where our friendly, professional adoption team will be more than happy to have a chat with you and answer any questions you may have about adoption.

You can find them there on:

  • Saturday 30 November, 10am to 12pm

One to One chat

Book a one to one chat with a member of our friendly adoption team.

During this one hour slot, we will offer you support, guidance and advice on the topic of adoption. Our team will be happy to answer and questions or queries you may have in a relaxed setting.

An initial enquiry form may also be completed if appropriate.

The sessions run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm at Sandhill Centre, Sunderland.

If you would like to book an appointment, please visit Eventbrite and book a suitable date/time.

Find out more in the downloads below including our Adoption Information Pack, you may also view case studies from other adopters.

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Adopting with Sunderland - Information Pack

Click here to download our Adopting with Together for Children information pack

Special Guardianship Order Passport

Information about Special Guardianships and the support services offered by Together For Children

Special Guardianship Order - Information Pack

Download our Special Guardianship Order Information Pack

TfC Adoption Passport

Download our Adoption Passport: a support guide for adoptive parents

Adoption Service: Statement of Purpose

Adoption Statement of Purpose

Adoption expression of interest PDF

Adoption expression of interest PDF

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