Build a family and change a life

If you live in the North East of England and are interested in adopting a child, we can help.

Here at Barnardo's Adoption North East, our team of experienced, dedicated social workers will support you throughout the whole of your  Adoption journey. Our OFSTED grade is good.

The rewards are huge. Knowing you make a difference to a vulnerable child's life is something that will stay with you forever. With activities and events where you can interact with other carers this may be the positive change you are looking for.

If you adopt through us, we will give you all the emotional, practical and legal support you need to help you:

  • find the right child
  • prepare for the adoption
  • feel supported all the way through the process and in the years ahead

Get in touch

  • fill in our simple online form
  • call us on 0191 4929000
  • email us at [email protected]
  • visit our Facebook page
  • write to us at Barnardo's Adoption and Fostering North East, First Floor Unit 1, Lumley Court, Drum Industrial Estate, Chester-le-Street DH2 1AN

Information Sessions

We have regular coffee mornings where you can pop along and speak to one of our adoption workers face to face. They are held  at the Barnardo's Adoption North East office

Please check back for future information session dates.

Find out more

For more information on adopting with Barnardo's, see our Adopt a child page.

Further reading

Our statement of purpose (see below) gives you detailed information about Barnardo's Adoption and Fostering North East, and how we achieve good outcomes for the children in our care.