North East

Come to an event

Find out more about the adoption or fostering process from agencies in your area, and about the children who need new homes.

Sunderland 3rd January
Ashington 23rd January
Sunderland 26th January

Join New Family Social

Wherever you are, New Family Social allows you to hear the stories of hundreds of other LGBT families and families-to-be on their adoption and fostering journeys. You can ask advice, find others near you, and come along to our social events across the UK. Join NFS now

Talk to your local agencies

Once you feel ready, choose some agencies in your area to call for an initial talk. The adoption and fostering agencies below welcome enquiries irrespective of sexuality or gender identity, and also provide free membership of New Family Social.

  • Barnardo's East
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Durham County Council
  • South Tyneside Council
  • Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Stockton Borough Council
  • Sunderland (City of)
  • ARC Adoption North East
  • Children's Family Trust - North East
  • Fostering Solutions (North East)
  • Team Fostering (Teeside)
  • Team Fostering (North Tyneside)