Child Benefits are payments that you can claim for each of your children. The benefit is paid either every four weeks or weekly depending on your circumstances. It can be claimed by anyone who is eligible and it is paid independently of income or savings, though there are tax implications for high earners.
Making the decision to become adoptive parents is not always an easy one and the path to achieving a satisfactory outcome is fraught with difficulties and complications. There is also a range of adoption types, and each one of them is complex with its own legal implications. International adoption can be even more complicated as the laws of each country differ greatly.
Adopting a child can bring much happiness into your life. But is this always how the child sees it? No matter how welcoming you and your family are, sometimes adoption can be a traumatic experience for a child.