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If you’re considering adopting a child, you will of course want to have an absolute assurance that you have taken all the correct steps legally.

The legal rules and requirements for adopting a child, whether in the UK or internationally, are complex and you need to be prepared for all eventualities.

We know that it can be a very emotionally fraught time, during which you will want any uncertainty to be kept to an absolute minimum, for all involved. We know too that its a long, sometimes very slow, process and of course you want advisers that you like and trust to take you through it.

Our family solicitors have specialist knowledge on adoption law and can take you through the legalities to ensure that you are clear on all the various issues you may face.

Our specialist solicitors have experience in all kinds of adoption cases, whether it be step-parent adoption or adoption from care we will be able to offer advice on the best course of action for your individual circumstances.

Our areas of expertise include :

  • Adoption by a step-parent
  • Opposing adoption Orders if you are a birth parent
  • Foster to adopt arrangements
  • Adopting a relative
  • Adopting a grandchild
  • Open and closed adoptions
  • Adopting a “looked after child”
  • Inter-country adoption.

We can also advise on possible alternatives to adoption, For example, the acquisition of Parental Responsibility by a step-parent,  or obtaining a Special Guardianship Order or Residence Order, any of which may be sufficient in the circumstances to meet the needs of the child involved.

To speak to one of our specialist family law solicitors about adoption call 01865 594265 or email