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Adoption solicitors deal with the process of a child legally becoming a member of a new family, acquiring one or two new parents.

If you want to adopt a child you will be referred to our team of family solicitors who can advise and guide you through the process and represent you at court hearings. We have 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.

International adoption solicitors

An international child adoption follows a different process to domestic adoption and it is a complex area of law that requires specialist solicitors.

We can advise on this and support you through the process.

Post-adoption legal support

Complications can arise after adoption which may require legal support. We can advise on these issues including adoption searching, post-adoption contact cases, and post-adoption support involving social services.

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.

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.”

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.

The David Gray Adoption Team

Lucy Mead

Lucy Mead

Partner

Beth Tilley

Beth Tilley

Solicitor

David Allen

David Allen

Solicitor

Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Solicitor

Claire Hunter

Claire Hunter

Solicitor

Anna Curphey

Anna Curphey

Solicitor

Jessica Lung

Jessica Lung

Legal Assistant

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