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Welcome to Spring 2018

Due to the unprecedented winter weather we had to close the office on 1st March! This was due to the awful driving conditions. However despite the office being closed, staff were still at work (working from home) and the good news is DFW Adoption is busier than ever with Local Authorities interested in our waiting adoptive families.

Some recent facts about children and adoption:

  • 4 children have joined DFW families so far in 2018
  • Local authorities from all over the UK are enquiring about DFW families
  • 1,114 children are now on the National Adoption register- up 4%
  • 76 of those are from the NE of England
  • 61% of children waiting for a family nationally, are waiting to be placed with a sibling BUT 74% of the families on the register only want one child
  • 45% of children waiting for a family in the NE are aged 4 or over (53% is the national figure for children waiting over 4 years of age)

If you are thinking about enquiring, we would love to hear from you.”

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