Adoption is when you legally assume the parental responsibility for someone else’s child; this may come about for a variety of reasons.
As soon as the majority of people think about adoption, they will often imagine a situation where a wife and husband cannot have children by natural means, and therefore intend to adopt. Even though this is certainly one of the most prevalent reasons behind adoption, there are others.
If you wish to adopt a child, as a step-parent for example, we can advise and assist you with the process. There must be an application to the Court and the local authority (children’s services) must approve your application.
Adoption is not always possible or appropriate in some circumstances; we can, therefore, advise you upon the alternatives available to you.
If you are looking for a solicitor specialising in adoption and who can focus on your family legal requirements then why not contact us today.