Whether you are the parent of a child who is to be adopted, or you are planning to adopt a child, this can be a slow and difficult process. For the children involved, there can be lots of very conflicting feelings before, during and after the adoption has taken place; the issue of contact with birth parents can be particularly challenging.
We advise on the legal and practical aspects of adoption as well as representing birth parents, adoptive parents and children in court. We also advise on the alternatives to adoption, because it is not the only choice where a child cannot continue to live with his or her birth family. There are other possibilities including residence orders or special guardianship orders.
At TV Edwards we see the full picture, so we’ll talk to you about what happens after adoption has taken place. If you are a parent of a child who is to be adopted, we will advise you on any right to post-adoption contact and tell you about the support that might be available to all involved.
Where Legal Aid is not available we can quote you a competitive price for our work.
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