Adoption agency place 100th child with their forever family

Arc Adoption

There are children in the North East waiting for a loving and nurturing family

Adoption Agency ARC Adoption North East based at the Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) in Sunderland place their 100th child since opening their doors in 2014.

The placement comes at a time when data from the Adoption Leadership Board (ALB) confirms an increase in the number of looked after children waiting in care.

Director at ARC Adoption Terry Fitzpatrick, is delighted with such a momentous achievement, he said;

“Having received the approval of our 100th set of adopters recently, colleagues and I here at ARC are once again filled with great pride to announce that we have achieved another tremendous landmark of placing our 100th child with a loving and nurturing family.”

Terry added; “This occasion is certainly one to celebrate but more importantly it really emphasises for us the difference we have been able to make to the lives of children who have a plan of adoption and for the families who have come forward to care for them. We now look forward to finding families for many more vulnerable children who need the experience of a stable family life.”

Talking about their joy of becoming parents, the adoptive father of the 100th child placed for adoption said;

“Becoming parents has been everything we expected and more. We couldn’t be happier or love our son any more. It feels like he has always been here – even through the sleepless nights and hours and hours of walking to get him off to sleep, even in the snow.

“The adoption process, while long and in depth, was made easy by ARC Adoption and we have been made to feel part of a family. Our adoption journey had its ups and downs but we were supported every step of the way.”

There are thousands of children in need of a loving and nurturing home, ARC Adoption are continually looking for people who feel they are able to offer this to children so that they can live in families that keep them safe and promote their growth and development.

For anyone interested in adoption, ARC Adoption host informal information evenings the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-8.15pm at Unit 29, North East BIC. For more information call 0191 516 6466 or email

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