Adoption is a life changing decision for you and the child. Whether you are considering adoption and want some initial legal advice, you wish to formally adopt a child who has been living with you or you are at the final stages of the process, our dedicated team of expert family solicitors can help.
Adoption means legally taking responsibility for a child for life. It can be a lengthy and complicated process, especially if the birth parents are still involved in any way.
As the adoptive parent the Court will grant you all the legal rights and responsibilities in respect of the child. Conversely, all legal rights and responsibilities are extinguished in respect of the birth parents. Any adoption application needs to be lodged with the courts and you may require legal representation at court hearings.
Our experienced team can guide you through this often lengthy process and provide adoption legal advice at every stage. Your first meeting with a solicitor will be free of charge and we will give you a clear indication of the costs involved from the outset.
We have experience helping adoptive parents with:
- The adoption process
- Adoption applications
- Same sex adoptions
- Adoption orders
- Adoption from care
- Adoption by relatives
- Step parent adoption
We also have experience in advising individuals and families who wish to adopt from abroad. As members of the international network of lawyers, Consulegis, we will work with a foreign English speaking lawyer who has a full understanding of the laws in the country from which you wish to adopt a child, ensuring that the process is as smooth as possible.
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