This notice is to remind adoptive parents and parents/guardians of other post-looked after children that they need to let schools know of their children’s status before 21 January 2016.
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 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!
A big thanks to County Durham business Wilsonart who are funding a pantomime trip for DFW Adoption’s group of Single Adopters in January.
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!
A helpful link from Adoption UK, they have published a booklet on PLACE – it’s aimed at helping teachers understand how to work with children with attachment issues and offers a good insight for adopters too.
A single adopter tells us her story of the highs, lows and adjusting to her new life after adopting her little girl, who is now five.
Same sex couple Peter and Stewart, adopted a sibling group of three as they believed that the family unit should be maintained for their happiness and well being.
Today’s couple features couple Julie and David who adopted their two little girls and why they believe a child over 4 deserves to have a loving family too.