Adoption is where a child legally becomes a member of a new family and acquires one or two new parents.
If you want to adopt a child you will be referred to an adoption specialist in our team who we can advise you and guide you through the process and represent you at court hearings. We have specialist solicitors advising and representing:
- couples and single people wishing to adopt,
- step-parents who want to adopt a step-child,
- same sex couples looking to adopt and also
- adopters in inter-country adoptions.
A client wrote to us at the end of an adoption case:
“We used David Gray Solicitors LLP when we adopted a baby boy from an orphanage in Africa, and wished to have him legally adopted in the UK. The service we received from them was superb. Their attention to detail, consideration for our circumstance, and drive to help us achieve our objectives was probably better than any other firm could have done. A special mention should be made for Elspeth Thomson. She gives the law profession an excellent name. Elspeth was without doubt the key reason for the success of our case. Her knowledge of law, ability to construct our argument, and constant checking of the facts to ensure we were prepared, were outstanding. She had a very down to earth nature and was always available for meetings and discussions.”
We also advise and represent parents who do not agree to adoption orders being made and represent children in cases where there are more complicated issues.
For advice about adoption contact us by phone, email or complete the contact form on our website to request a no obligation, no charge call back.