From 1 December 2018 adoption services from North Tyneside, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland and South Tyneside councils are delivered by Adopt North East, the regional adoption agency.

Adopt North East brings together the best practices from each local authority and provides excellent adoption services that transform children’s and families' lives for the better

Adopt North East delivers the following services across the five local authority areas:

  • Recruitment and assessment of prospective adopters.
  • Matching and placement – to match prospective adopters with children in need of adoption.
  • Post placement and post adoption order support.
  • Support and advice to all affected by adoption.
  • Develop and manage all forms of post adoption contact between adopted children and birth families.
  • Step parent adoption.
  • Inter-country adoption.


Balliol Pembroke Wing
Chesters Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 8QP

Telephone: (0191) 643 5000

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