The adoption process by its nature is a complex and specialist area of law. It is the legal process through which someone gains care and legal responsibility for a child with the consequence that their parent losses their parental responsibility for the child.
Adoption can only be achieved by an application to court and subsequent court order.
This week (from 16th to 22nd October) is national adoption week and the focus this year is on adopting groups of siblings.
There are thousands of children in the UK waiting to be adopted. Over half of these children are considered “harder to place” because of their age, ethnic background, disability or being part of a sibling group.
Adoption Charities are asking people to consider adoption sibling groups rather than just single children to allow children who have already lost their parents to remain living with their brothers and sisters.
Our solicitors have a wealth of experience advising and representing both parents and applicants. It can be confusing to know what to do for the best; our solicitors can discuss all the available options with you and advise you on the merits of each available order. For those people not eligible for legal aid we offer a fixed fee initial appointment of up to one hours advice for £50 plus VAT.