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Our Enhanced Services

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  • DFW Adoption offers a dedicated service involving direct work with the children of the prospective adopters, whether adopted or birth children.  This service is called ‘Preparing the Child of the Family for Adoption’ (P.C.F.A.) and an individual adoption worker (separate to the assessing social worker) helps to support and prepare the child for the arrival of a new member of the family and beyond the placement.
  • We have developed an Adoption Skills Course which is based on the work of Caroline Webster Stratton’s ‘Incredible Years’ and have 3 adoption social workers trained in Webster Stratton.  The group currently consists of 12 weekly 2 and a half hour sessions involving all the participants in a group setting. The benefits of the course this parenting programme are unmistakable in helping parents make use of more effective strategies with their children and in promoting strong attachments and bonds in those relationships
  • DFW Adoption runs a dedicated support and networking group for single adopters and meetings are bi-monthly and involve a range of activities or topics for discussion selected by the group members.
  • We also provide specific support for LGBT adopters and are members of New Family Social, the UK charity for LGBT foster carers and adopters.

DFW Adoption has a strong commitment to the continuous improvement of our professional adoption services to benefit children and families.

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Tel: 0191 3863719

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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.

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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