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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).

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. 

Due to Covid-19, we are now holding our information evenings via the video conferencing website, Zoom. If you are interested in taking part, please contact for more details on how to join the session.

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.

If you would like to book an appointment, please visit our Fostering and Adoption Facebook page and book a convenient date/time to yourself. In response to Covid-19, these appointments will now be held over the phone or on the video conferencing website, Zoom.

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


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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