This is a specialist area of Law. We have 2 Solicitors who specialise in this area and can advise you through the process. One of our Solicitors is a member of the Law Society Children Panel.
You may be considering a step-parent adoption or a family adoption.
You may be a foster carer who wants advice about adopting a foster child.
You may have been notified by Social Services that your children has been placed for adoption and a hearing is going to take place to consider a final adoption order.
We are able to give you specific advice based on your circumstances, and assess whether you are eligible for Legal aid, or whether there are alternative sources of funding any court proceedings.
Please contact our Care team either by telephone on the number provided below or by completing our contact form.
Covid- 19. (Coronavirus)
Our Care Department remains open and active at this time. All of our staff are ready and equipped to work remotely. Appointments for existing and new client’s can take place via telephone conference (or in some cases video link.) We will contact you if you have an appointment coming up to discuss this.
To confirm legal aid for urgent court proceedings involving social services (care proceedings) is still accessible and we are still able to put this in place, as is other legal aid. This has not changed. Please contact us if you receive an urgent letter about court proceedings or pre-proceedings from social services.
Court hearings – At present, the Courts remain open although the majority of hearings are taking place by telephone where possible. We will contact you directly in the run-up to your hearing to discuss the logistics. New cases are also taking place by telephone.