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Adopting a child is an incredibly rewarding pathway to forming or expanding your family. However, the legal intricacies of the adoption process in the UK can be complex and daunting. That’s where our specialised solicitor services come into play, guiding you through every step with expertise, compassion, and tailored support.

Dealing with Adoption

Adoption is a way of providing the security, permanency and the love of a new family when it is not possible for a child to be raised by his/her birth parents or within the birth family.

When you successfully adopt a child in the UK, you gain full legal and parental responsibilities, equivalent to those of any biological parent. This means you will make crucial decisions regarding the child’s upbringing, education, and healthcare.

The road to adoption is filled with legal procedures that can often seem overwhelming. Our team provides you with the necessary support and advice to navigate these steps confidently. From the initial application to the final court hearing, we’re with you every step of the way.

Personalised Support for Your Unique Situation: Whether you’re adopting as a step-parent, as part of a couple, or as an individual, we understand that every family’s circumstances are unique. Our approach is to offer tailored advice that respects and responds to your specific needs.

Comprehensive Preparation for Your Application: Prior to applying for an Adoption Order, it’s crucial that all necessary arrangements and checks are completed. We assist you in giving the Local Authority three months’ written notice, ensuring the production of a comprehensive Annex A report, and facilitating all required checks. This meticulous preparation aims to smooth the way for a successful application.

Eligibility and Application: To apply for adoption, you must meet specific criteria regarding age, residency, and the child’s living arrangements with you. Our team can help clarify these requirements and assess your eligibility.

The Annex A Report: A key part of your adoption application involves the Local Authority’s assessment, known as the Annex A report. This document is vital in evaluating your suitability as an adoptive parent and the implications of the adoption order. We work closely with you to ensure that this assessment reflects your capabilities and the loving home you can offer.

Court Proceedings and Beyond: Following the submission of your application, we will guide you through the court proceedings, including liaising with CAFCASS officers and ensuring that all paperwork is timely and accurately filed. Our goal is to help you feel prepared and supported at every hearing, leading to a successful adoption outcome.

The road to adoption is filled with legal procedures that can often seem overwhelming. Our team provides you with the necessary support and advice to navigate these steps confidently. From the initial application to the final court hearing, we’re with you every step of the way.

Personalised Support for Your Unique Situation: Whether you’re adopting as a step-parent, as part of a couple, or as an individual, we understand that every family’s circumstances are unique. Our approach is to offer tailored advice that respects and responds to your specific needs.

Comprehensive Preparation for Your Application: Prior to applying for an Adoption Order, it’s crucial that all necessary arrangements and checks are completed. We assist you in giving the Local Authority three months’ written notice, ensuring the production of a comprehensive Annex A report, and facilitating all required checks. This meticulous preparation aims to smooth the way for a successful application.

Contact Williamsons Solicitors on 01482 323 697.

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Family & Childcare Team

Sarah
Clubley

DIRECTOR, SENIOR SOLICITOR
HEAD OF FAMILY & CHILDCARE

Paul
Kirby

SOLICITOR

Rebecca
Lovel

SOLICITOR

Judith
Knight

SOLICITOR

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