Family Law – Adoption

Adoption Solicitor Services

If You are Thinking about Adopting a Child? – We Can Help

Adoption provides a permanent home and family to a child who can’t be brought up by their own family, and can transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in society.
When a child is adopted the new parents are legally granted parental responsibility via an official adoption order and all parental rights are transferred to the adopting parents. This means that the child’s birth parents, and anyone else previously with parental responsibility then lose all legal rights and responsibilities relating to the child.

All communication and support from Jennings is completely confidential so you don’t need to worry about contacting us.

Adoption is a specialist and complex area of law and Jennings have specialist solicitors with a wealth of experience and understanding who can advise and make the necessary legal arrangements for you.

We can deal with the following adoption types:

Step-parent Adoption
Foster Parent Adoption
Local Authority Adoption – when it is your child who is potentially being placed for adoption by a local authority
Domestic Adoption – an adoption of a child within England and Wales where the child is either a family member or in the care of the local authority
International Adoption – an adoption where the child is being brought from an outside country into England and Wales and whose adopters are resident in England and Wales

Why Choose Jennings for Family Law Advice?

Our family law team specialise in providing expert advice in all areas of family law, including divorces and separations that affect children and domestic abuse:

We will explain the process clearly and keep you informed about what is happening at each stage
We provide cost effective solutions tailored to your situation and will provide clear information about costs, allowing you to manage your outgoings
All communication and support is confidential

Members of The Solicitors Family Law Association

Mrs Claire Smith, Head of the Family Law Department, is a member of the Solicitors Family Law Association. This is an organisation of Family Law Solicitors which aims to promote fair and conciliatory solutions to the issues arising at times of family breakdowns or crisis. The code of practice relevant to the SFLA is prepared for solicitors and is designed to benefit you in the way the work is undertaken.

If you would like to set up a confidential discussion of how we can assist you with adoption please contact us today...