National Adoption Week 15 -21 October 2018

Currently there are significantly more children than adopters in County Durham, with over 800 children and young people in the care system.

Our Adoption Team are linking with National Adoption Week (15 – 21 October 2018) to encourage people across the County to step forward as adoptive parents in order to make a real difference to the lives of our children and young people.

You can show your support for National Adoption Week and help Durham County Council find loving, safe and stable homes for these children by following three simple steps:

  1. Take a photograph of yourself holding the card (below). Download and print the card from
  2. Share on your social networks using #supportadoption and tag us on Facebook @DurhamFosterAdopt
  3. Like our Facebook page

Alternatively you can add our profile frame to your Facebook profile picture (search #SupportAdotion in the frames section when you change your image)

For more information about adoption visit

Adopt card