North Tyneside Council is urgently looking for adoptive parents to provide forever homes for children seeking loving families.

We currently have children waiting for forever homes; from babies to pre-school children and older.  We are also looking for adopters who would consider sibling groups and children with special needs.

Adoption is a way of providing a permanent family for children who cannot be brought up by their own parents for many reasons.

Parenting adopted children, whilst presenting unique challenges, can be extremely rewarding. If a family is able to offer love, commitment, time, patience and the motivation to want to understand how your child sees the world, then that is a great start and the rewards will be limitless.

And as part of this, the council’s adoption service is inviting anyone thinking about adopting to come along to an informal open evening.

The team will be welcoming those interested in finding out more about adoption to an informal open evening at the White Swan Centre, in Killingworth on January 18.

Everyone is welcome at the open evening and members of the fostering and adoption team will be on hand between 6pm and 8pm to answer any questions.

Adopters have praised the friendly and dedicated support provided by the adoption service at every stage – from initial enquiry, through to a child being placed and beyond.

Adopters can be of any age over 21, single or in a relationship regardless of sexuality, own or rent their home, be employed or not.

Applications are welcome from people living anywhere in the North East.

You don’t have to come along to the open evening to get in touch, the team will be happy to speak to you any time. You can get in touch for an informal chat on (0191) 643 2540, email or visit