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Growing up adopted – research about listening to the voices of adopted people

Adoption is a well established fact, it has been widely researched, documented and discussed our current government is holding adoption high on the agenda, wanting to increase the number of successful adoptions, particularly of older children- but amidst the talk and the policy there seems to be something missing the voices of those directly affected by adoption.

DFW Christmas Party 2015

DFW Adoption would like to say a big thank you for making this year’s annual Christmas party a huge success. On Saturday 12th December we welcomed past and present adopters and their children into our offices in Durham for an afternoon of festive fun!

And The Winner Is…

The winner of our balloon release has been announced today, congratulations to Dianne Austin who found one of our balloons in Laneside, Middleton In Teesdale. A very special prize is on its way to you!

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Latest News and Events

DFW Adoption joins Adoption Matters group

Adoption Information drop-in

Coast to Coast Regional Adoption Agency

Welcome to Spring 2018

Office Closure for Christmas and New Year Period

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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