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Services for Birth Parents and Relatives

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Services DFW Adoption can provide for Birth Parents and Relatives whose adoption was arranged through this Agency are listed here. Some of our services incur a fee, dependant on circumstances and the particular service requested.

We can provide:

  • A ‘listening ear’ to help you to talk about your experiences.
  • The facility to leave a letter or letters for the adopted person safe on file – and to update that information as your feelings and circumstances change.
  • Access to those parts of the adoption file that relate to your personally, together with a written summary of events that happened to you and to your child up to the time of placement.
  • A written summary of the non-identifying information about the adoptive family including any information about the child’s progress received up to the granting of the adoption order.
  • Referral to appropriate self-help groups, search and reunion website and other organisations providing intermediary support.
  • Provision of a book list and/or extracted articles of interest.

We are registered to provide Intermediary Services. See our downloads page for further information.

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.

Enquire About Adoption

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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