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Services For The Disabled Community

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Adoption may seem like a daunting process for many people. But the feelings of apprehension appear to be even greater in the disabled community; 1% of disabled people are approved adopters.

This is something we are striving to change. At DFW Adoption – a not-for-profit organisation in the North East – we find families for children. And regardless of any physical impairments that you have, you may also demonstrate the exact qualities that we are looking for in adoptive parents.

AdoptAbility has therefore been established to dispel the myth that adoption is out of reach for disabled people. We’re here to break down the barriers, answer your questions and support you through every step of the journey. So if you live within an approximate 50 mile radius of our Durham headquarters, and could offer a loving home and a bright future for a child, then please come forward and talk to us.

Can you adopt?

Yes. Whether you have a hearing or visual impairment, a brain-acquired injury, mental health problems or a life-long condition such as diabetes, please don’t assume your application wouldn’t be successful. You may be just the parent or family we’re looking for.

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How adoption works

Not sure what happens next or how to approach the adoption process? We’ve been finding families for children in the North East for over 60 years, and our dedicated team of adoption social workers are here to support you every step of the way.

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Adoption support services

Adoption is a process that lasts a lifetime, and this is just the very beginning. That’s why we’re not just on hand to help you now – we’ll be here long into the future too, to provide whatever support you need as future challenges arise.

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Useful downloads

If you’re not quite ready to talk to us yet, but you’re interested in finding out some more information, please explore our library of useful downloads, covering a variety of topics.

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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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