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Adoption

We are specialist Child, Divorce and Family solicitors within Croydon and Central London and have a strong reputation in assisting clients with marital issues. We offer competitive pricing and offer a bespoke service to all our clients.

We understand that adopting a child is likely to be an emotional time for everyone involved. We’re here to help you through it, whether you’re a birth-parent or adopter.

What Adoption Means

When a child is adopted, the relationship between the birth parents and the child finishes and the relationship between the adopters and child is cemented. A child can only be placed for adoption with the parent(s) consent or if the child is under a placement order – it’s important that consent is given unconditionally and with the full understanding of what is involved.

Parental responsibility is passed to the adopters instead of the birth parents and sometimes the child’s name is changed to reflect this.

In any decision related to adoption, the child’s welfare is always the most important consideration.

How Barnes Harrild & Dyer Solicitors can help

We are experienced at supporting people who are involved with the adoption process. We can help you if you are:

• Wanting to adopt a child either as an individual or as a couple
• Step parents
• Seeking special guardianship orders
• Parents of children who are the subject of applications to adopt
• Wishing to adopt overseas

We’ll look through your application and advise you if anything can be improved, as well as drafting relevant Court papers and representing you at Court hearings.

For further information and a free telephone consultation, reach out to us via the blue contact boxes at the top of this page, and a Child, Divorce and Family solicitor from our Central London or Croydon office will get back to you with a same day response.

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