Specialist adoption solicitors to guide you through the legal elements of adoption
If you are considering adopting a child, you’ll need a specialist team of adoption solicitors by your side to help you navigate what can be a complicated, stressful and at times protracted process.
Adoption is rightly a lengthy and complex procedure with rigorous checks carried out by local authorities to ensure that prospective adoptive parents are able to best meet the needs of the children in their care.
If you’re adopting for the first time, whether as an individual or couple, having an insight into both the local authority process and legal ramifications is essential. A specialist adoption solicitor will help you to navigate the paperwork and checks with confidence, fully understanding how to best proceed, next steps and how to tackle any potential challenges you might face.
As soon as you adopt, the child legally becomes part of your family, so we know you’ll want to do everything right in a timely manner. Our team of experienced and professional family lawyers is on hand to support you and help you to understand how the law works in relation to adoption both here in the UK and overseas.
How can our adoption solicitors help your family?
If you are looking to adopt via a local authority, understanding potential issues with professional legal advice can help you prepare for the road ahead. Adoption is a major decision and significant family milestone so, the more information and the better informed you can be, the smoother the process will run. The law surrounding the adoption of children from abroad for example is particularly complex, with many repercussions should the process not be carried out to the letter despite the best intentions of the adults involved.
Our adoption solicitors can assist with both domestic and overseas adoptions with professional, trusted and reliable legal advice, delivered with full knowledge of case law and your interests at heart. We’re able to help in a range of areas, including:
• Assisting with domestic adoptions where the child has been placed by the local authority
• Helping the legal entry of a child into England from abroad for the purpose of adoption
• Working through foreign adoption orders to ensure that they are able to be recognised in England
• Advising potential adopters to discover if they are entitled to adopt a child in England
• Offer routes and options for British nationals living abroad who wish to adopt in their country of residence.
How much do adoption solicitors cost?
Our experienced family lawyers and adoption solicitors understand that no two cases are the same and require different levels of legal help and support.
The best way of assessing the cost of legal adoption advice is to talk to the experienced team at National Legal Service. Call us on 0203 601 5051 today to discuss your individual circumstances.