|Type||Voluntary Adoption Agency|
|Consortia||Northern Consortium of Adoption Agencies|
|Postal Code||DH1 3RY|
|Coverage||50 mile radius|
|Phone Number||0191 386 3719|
|Ofsted report||SC049020 Ofsted audits all adoption agencies as it does schools and nurseries. Click the link to view the latest Ofsted reports for this agency.|
DFW Adoption has a strong commitment to the continuous improvement of our professional adoption services to benefit children and families. Our primary activity is the recruitment, preparation and assessment of prospective adopters from as wide a range of people as possible to meet the needs of children waiting for a family. We offer a dedicated and energised family finding service both regionally and nationally, by a team of highly skilled adoption social workers. We operate a daily help and advice line each afternoon and an adoption social worker is available to attend to any enquiries. We run our own parenting programme for approved adopters who have children placed with them, and additionally with the local authority in Durham we provide on-going training for waiting adopters and adopters with children in placement. We also encourage an informal network of support for our adopters. We offer a “buddy system” with other adopters if people wish and we provide a newsletter and social events. DFW Adoption runs a dedicated support and networking group for single adopters. We also provide specific support for lesbian and gay adopters and are members of New Family Social, the UK charity for LGBT adoption and foster care. We have a professionally qualified counsellor available to our adopters and this service is offered free of charge and is completely independent and confidential.
For more information visit www.dfw.org.uk