Together for Children Adoption Sunderland rated "Good" by OFSTED, July 2018.

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).

If you would rather speak to one of us, or if you are ready to apply to adopt then you can request a call by clicking here.

Alternatively, we host an information evening every month that that runs from 6pm to 8.30pm that you may attend:

Wednesday 10 October at Silksworth Wellness Centre

Wednesday 17 October at Hetton Centre

Wednesday 14 November at Washington Arts Centre

Wednesday 12 December at Bunnyhill Customer Service Centre

You can also contact us by calling 0191 561 2221 or by emailing us at

Find out more on who can adopt here

Or read through our Adoption Step by Step guide

Find out more about our After Adoption Support here


Adoption Expression of Interest Form

Click here to download our Adoption Expression of Interest Form

Adopting with Sunderland

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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