Navigating adoption or surrogacy involves legal complexities. Our dedicated family law team is here to guide you from the initial considerations to advanced stages, ensuring clarity and supporting you in making informed decisions throughout this significant process.

Navigating the intricacies of adoption involves replacing the legal relationship between a birth parent and a child with an equivalent relationship between an adoptive parent and the child. Any decision about adoption is made in the best interests of the child or children, and therefore the process can be complex and intensive. 

Our adoption lawyers are here to support you in realising your dream of expanding your family, providing guidance on legal aspects such as liaising with authorities and ensuring clarity at each turn.

How we can help you

Whether you're further along in the process or seeking representation in adoption proceedings, our specialist adoption solicitors can assist. You may be a relative or carer seeking advice about your relationship with the child, and about parental responsibilities and rights. We are able to help with all those queries and can guide you through the process.

From paperwork to understanding the duration of the process, we ensure you are informed at every stage. If needed, we can defend adoption applications, handling all aspects of the litigation process. If you're at the earliest stage seeking advice, our fixed-fee initial meetings offer clear insight into potential fees based on hourly rates or agreed scope of work.

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