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We have children of all ages and backgrounds that need families, from babies and toddlers to older children and young people.

Some may have special needs such as learning difficulties or disabilities, others are looking for a family where they can live with their brothers and sisters. Could you provide both a family and a future for a child or group of children?

Ready to find out more? Ask us a question about adoption - you don't need an account, just select the option 'Continue anonymously'. Make sure you include your contact details so that we can answer your question.

Ready to formally begin the process? Then start your adoption journey with us.

Ways to contact us

  • online - using the options listed above
  • call us - 03000 269 400
  • email us - adoption@durham.gov.uk
  • come along to one of our information events for a chat with our team or contact us to arrange a private appointment at a time to suit you

Information events

Find out about the adoption process, meet other parents who have adopted children, and speak to us about any questions, doubts or worries you may have. Call in at any time - you don't need to book an appointment.

DateLocationTime
Wednesday 8 JanuaryDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm
Wednesday 5 FebruaryDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm
Monday 2 MarchDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm
Wednesday 1 AprilDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday 5 MayDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm
Wednesday 3 JuneDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday 7 JulyDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm
Wednesday 5 AugustDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday 8 SeptemberDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm
Monday 5 OctoberDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm
Wednesday 4 NovemberDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm
Wednesday 2 DecemberDurham Room, County Hall, DH1 5UL4.30pm to 6.30pm

 

Contact us
Adoption
03000 269 400
Our address is:
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • Spectrum 8
  • Spectrum Business Park
  • Seaham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • SR7 7TT
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