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Thank you for considering Adoption

Our Adoption team are operating as normal and processing applications. If you wish to make an enquiry about adopting a child, please contact 0191 561 2221 or email

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).

A detailed information pack can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Please take a look if you wish to find out more about adoption.

To speak to a member of our adoption team, please call 0191 561 2221 or email

Click here to Register an Expression of Interest in Adoption and a member of our team will get back to you. 

Information evenings

If you'd like to find out more about adoption, why not attend one of our virtual information evenings. The information event will be held via Microsoft Teams unless stated otherwise. A member of our adoption team will be available to answer all your questions and queries about adoption. We are holding an information evening on the following dates.

2 December 2020 | 6 January 2021 | 3 February 2021 | 3 March 2021 | 7 April 2021 | 5 May 2021

2 June 2021 | 7 July 2021 | 4 August 2021 | 1 September 2020 | 6 October 2021 | 3 November 2021 | 1 December 2021

If you'd like to attend one of our sessions, please contact and we can arrange a convenient time to chat.


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

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