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An Independent Adoption Agency continuously Outstanding since 2007!

DFW Adoption has been awarded a judgement of ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted following their inspection in May 2017, which is the highest accolade an agency can achieve from the regulator. The inspection process which is carried out on all adoption agencies, fostering agencies, schools and nurseries is designed to ensure that all regulations, standards and guidance are adhered to and that all staff are capable of providing the best services possible for the children and families that require them.

FREE Workshops For Waiting Adopters

The Independent Adoption Agencies in England have come together, to provide some FREE workshops to help prepare adopters who are waiting to be matched, these would be in addition to the support you already receive from your adoption agency, course details and booking information can be found on the flyer attached.

Help and Advice Line

We are here to help Monday to Friday between the hours of 1pm & 4pm on 0191 386 3719

Enquire About Adoption

If you are considering adoption and would like us to get in touch to chat about your options, please complete our enquiry form and we will contact you soon.

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We Need Your Help

DFW Adoption is a not for profit organisation based in Durham City. We always appreciate donations to support the work we do. If you wish to make a donation contact a member of staff on 0191 386 3719 or email us at

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Useful Links

Adoption is a complex subject, but aside from the work we do there is a wealth of information to support you in making a decision that is right for you. The following page has a number of links that you may find useful.

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You can access further information downloads about DFW Adoption by following this link

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Job Vacancies

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