Adopting a child, or having a child via a surrogate, are wonderful and exciting life events. There are a number of legal issues to consider, but the impact of these can be reduced if you have a skilled legal team you can trust.
If you plan to adopt a child, you must meet certain criteria required by UK adoption agencies. If you are going to have a child via a surrogate, there are a range of conditions that have to be met in order to obtain a parental order from the court. Without this, you do not have legal rights over the child.
This can seem complicated, but our family law team has successfully dealt with many cases of adoption and surrogacy. We know how important this is to you, and we have the experience and expertise to help.
We will talk you through what you need to do to meet adoption requirements or obtain a parental order in a clear and transparent way. We will advise you at every stage of the process – making sure you understand and feel totally comfortable with each decision.
Whether you are just starting to try and bring a child into your family, or are having trouble negotiating the legal process, we can help. We have been accredited by independent legal guides Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, and are widely considered to be one of the UK’s leading family law firms.
With offices in major cities around the country, you can get advice and guidance from pioneering solicitors who have challenged and changed the law, wherever and whenever you need it.
If you would like to talk to us about the adoption and surrogacy law services we offer, please do get in touch. You can call on 0345 604 4911 or contact us online and we will get back to you as soon as possible.