Adoption legal advice
Adopting a child is a major decision with significant legal implications. Our expert team of adoption solicitors understand this sensitive and complex process, and can guide you from the outset right up to the issue of the adoption certificate.
The path to becoming an adoptive parent, whether you are adopting a child from the UK or abroad, is long and can be difficult. In either case, you will be assessed by the local authority, and with an international adoption there are extra issues to consider, such as foreign adoption laws and UK immigration laws.
There are different types of adoption:
- Domestic adoption – an adoption of a child within England and Wales, where the child is either a family member or in the care of the local authority
- International adoption – an adoption where the child is being brought from a country outside England and Wales
- Step-parent adoption
- Foster parent adoption
- Local Authority adoption – when it is your child who is potentially being placed for adoption by a local authority
- Surrogacy adoption.
Specialist Adoption Solicitors
We have a unique and highly specialist team of adoption solicitors who have extensive knowledge of this specialist area of law. Our team includes a former local authority adoption panel legal adviser.
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