Adoption (Adoption Court Order)

Adoption is a court order which makes someone a child’s full legal parent. As family lawyers, we can advise you on the legal aspects of adopting a child in England and Wales (or internationally), and provide legal representation services through the court process, as well as helping you resolve British nationality issues for your child.

How we help as adoption law solicitors

We can advise you on the legal aspects of adoption if you are:

  • Adopting an unrelated child in the UK
  • Adopting an unrelated child from overseas (including recognition of overseas adoptions and British nationality issues)
  • Adopting a child who is a relative (whether in the UK or overseas)
  • Adopting your step child
  • Adopting your child if you are an LGBT parent and/or if your child was conceived through assisted reproduction and the law does not recognise you as a legal parent

Need legal advice on adoption?

Our adoption solicitors can give you strategic legal advice on adoption. Our initial fixed fee Legal Review can help you decide whether adoption is the right way forward, how to get an adoption order and what other legal issues you need to think about.

Contact us to arrange a meeting in person or by Skype or telephone. You can fill in our contact form, call us on +44 (0) 20 3701 5915 or email us.

Our adoption law services

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