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Adopt North East is set to host its first in-person adoption recruitment events in two years to encourage more people to adopt.

48 children are currently looking for their forever families and, to help encourage more people to welcome these children into their homes, the agency is hosting events in various local authority areas.

Around half of the children waiting for adoption have a brother or sister also waiting to be adopted. Adopt North East works hard to match children together to help maintain the close bonds they have, and are looking for families who can offer this.

Events running over the coming months include:

South Tyneside

Tuesday 2 August.

Location:25-27 The Market Place NE33 1JF. Parking is free for up to three hours at 45 Market Place, NE33 1DX.


Monday 5 September.

Location:Bewick Room, Gateshead Civic Centre, Regent Street, NE8 1HH


Monday 17 October.

Location: Balliol Pembroke Wing, Chester’s Avenue, Longbenton, NE12 8QP. Parking is available on site, and it is accessible via Metro.

North Tyneside

Wednesday 19 October.

Location: Riverside Children’s Centre, Minton Lane, North Shields, NE29 6DQ. Parking is available on site.

Adoption recruitment events
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Each of the events will include a presentation about the adoption process, a Family Finding Social Worker will speak about the children on referral and a Post Adoption Support Worker will speak about the support on offer after children have been placed with a family.

An experienced adoptive parent will also be there to share their experience of adoption and there will be an opportunity for those who attend to ask any questions.

Relaunch of in-person events

Nik Flavell, Senior Manager for Adopt North East, said:

“We are all delighted to relaunch our in-person recruitment events across the North East to welcome possible adoptive parents and explain more about the impact they can have on a child’s life.

“We have children of all ages and backgrounds currently waiting for adoption including children between two and four and some of school age. We know that adoption will be life-changing for everyone involved.

“I’d encourage anyone who has considered adoption, or those who simply want to know more about what it may involve, to come along to one of our events and speak to our brilliant teams to find out more.”

Online events

Alongside the in-person events, Adopt North East will continue to run its popular monthly online adoption recruitment events where residents from across the region can join from the comfort of their own home, or anywhere they choose, to find out more.

The next three online events will take place on Tuesday 9th August, Wednesday 7th September and Thursday 6th October at 6.30pm and run for two hours. More information and sign-up details are available here.

Further dates will be made available on Adopt North East’s website.

Adoption recruitment events
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