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DFW Adoption is a Church of England Independent Adoption Agency and a Registered Charity based in Durham and operating throughout the North East of England. The Agency has been in operation for more than 100 years and working in adoption for almost 60 years maintaining strong roots in the North East area.

DFW Adoption has been judged as Outstanding in the last 4 Ofsted inspections and the reports are available on our website here…

We recruit and assess prospective adopters from a diverse range of people to meet the long term needs of the children nationally who are waiting for a safe and stable family life. We welcome enquiries from all ethnicities and faiths and from couples, single people and the lesbian and gay community. There are too many children waiting too long to be placed with a loving and secure family and we need you to help us do something about that.

Our promise to you:

Contact us and we won’t keep you waiting! We have an afternoon help and advice line at the office and there is always a friendly voice to respond to your questions if you make the initial contact by telephone. Or come into the office and meet us. We will be glad to welcome you.
If you email us we will respond without delay and if you leave your telephone details we will return your call on the same day if possible.

Rest assured DFW Adoption will look after you as prospective adopters and we will support you throughout your journey towards a child or children joining your family. We will always be here to help if you need it and we have a lifelong commitment to our adoptive families.

We are a small adoption agency with strong family values and we will respect you as the individuals you are. People bring all sorts of skills and experiences to adoptive parenting and we will work with you to discover strengths you may not realise you have!

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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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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You can access further information downloads about DFW Adoption by following this link

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Job Vacancies

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