We are here to help you with every aspect of the adoption process. You might be at the stage of thinking about adoption and seek a better understanding of what your legal responsibilities and rights are once an adoption order has been granted.
The legal process of adoption is lengthy with rigorous and expansive background checks carried out to ensure the proposed adoption is in the child’s best interests. Adoption involves parting the legal parent and child relationship with the natural parent and creating a new one.
The effects of an adoption order are similarly serious, creating a new legal parent and child relationship with the adoptive parent. In all but the most extreme circumstances, once granted, the order is irrevocable and so the child is treated in law as though he or she has always been the child of the adopter.
Our specialist family law team can give you guidance and representation to minimise the stress involved with this process. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Whether you are a step-parent, a single parent or a same-sex couple we can provide advice about the best way to proceed to ensure that the process runs smoothly.
Depending on the circumstances it may be possible to quote a fixed fee for the adoption and you can discuss this with the lawyer who is helping you with the adoption.
Our team of dedicated family lawyers will make sure you understand your rights and put you on the right track.