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If you decide to adopt a child, either in the UK or from overseas, having expert legal advice is key. QualitySolicitors Lawson & Thompson can support you in this highly complex legal area.

The decision to adopt a child starts an involved legal process. There can be many people or official agencies involved before the process is complete, and many potential adopters will at some point or other feel that adopting a child is very complex.

As well as you (the prospective adopter), the process of adoption may involve the children’s guardians or birth parents, local authorities, and, of course, the child. Where the child is being adopted from can add complications, and after the adoption you'll need to consider other factors such as contact with birth relatives (if any).

Alternatively, if you object to an adoption then we'll explain clearly what you need to do.

We provide advice and guidance for the adoption process from start to finish

At QualitySolicitors Lawson and Thompson we have expert family lawyers who can advise you on the adoption process from all sides.

Regardless of where you eventually decide to adopt from, we'll explain all your options clearly before you take any action. We talk you through potential timescales, costs and what you should be considering at every stage of the adoption process. If you are having a child taken away, we can act for you too.

We explain things in plain simple English and make sure you are kept informed throughout. We'll provide you with advice and guidance at all times, and we're always available to attend case conferences, court or negotiate with social workers.

Our clients often tell us that it feels very reassuring to have our expert representation acting with their best interests at heart, and that's what we're here for.

Adoption is a challenging time

To get the best adoption advice, give us a quick call today on 01670 751 679.

If you prefer to contact our offices at Bedlington and Blyth directly, then please feel free.

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Tim Barker
Member, Head of Family Law and Children panel member
Michelle Lamond
Children panel member
Blyth Law Shop

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QualitySolicitors is the largest network of law firms in the UK, with local law firms spanning the whole of England and Wales and customer service at the heart of everything we do.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal advice and expertise for our clients, but in a way that’s far friendlier, more accessible and clear-talking than you might expect from a law firm.