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Our Objectives

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The Charity’s Objectives are:

  • To promote and support the welfare and safety of adopted children within the context of the family.
  • To promote and arrange the adoption of children with suitable adoptive parents within the framework of the current Adoption Regulations and the National Minimum Standards for Adoption (England and Wales).
  • To provide counselling, support and advice to adopted persons, birth families and adoptive parents.
  • To create a diversity of adoptive parents able to meet the needs of children waiting for adoption, in the northern region and nationally.
  • To provide high standard comprehensive adoption support at all stages of the adoption process.
  • To provide an on-going commitment to all parties affected by adoption.

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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Job Vacancies

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