Email the team:

Our Achievements

Our Achievements Image

Information on Adopters

See Appendices for breakdown of statistics.  The figures are based on the financial year from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016.

Approval of Applications

New Registration of Interests during 2015/2016 (Appendix 1)

10 Registrations of Interest (ROI) received from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016.

 Of the ROI’s there were:

  •   8 White British heterosexual couples
  •   1 BME heterosexual couple
  •   1 single woman

The average time from the ROI to Agency decision maker was 8 months. (Appendix 2)

Approved Prospective Adopters ‘waiting’ for a placement (Appendix 5)

There were 14 approved adopters waiting for a placement on the 31st March 2016.

Children in Placement at 31 March 2016 awaiting adoption

(Appendix 6)

There were 10 children awaiting adoption, 5 male and 5 female.

During 2015/2016 the age range of the 11 children placed with 6 families was from 2 years to 8 years.  (Appendix 4)

The average waiting time from approval to placement was 13.5 months. 

(Appendix 3)

The ages of children placed 2015/2016

Ages of children placed through DFW Adoption 2012/2013 – 2015/2016

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

Donate to our Virgin Money giving page click here to view

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.

Click here to view


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

Click here to view

Job Vacancies

Interested in working with DFW Adoption? send your cv and covering letter to