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Adopting a child is the process where you legally take on the responsibility for a child who was born to someone else. This may happen for many reasons, one common scenario is that a couple who can not have children of their own decide to adopt a child instead, but there are plenty of other reasons why somebody might wish to adopt.
In the UK, a large proportion of adoptions are by step-parents who wish to be legally recognised as the parent of their partner’s children. Other couple’s decision to adopt simply comes from a desire to provide a child with the love and support that a good home and caring parents offer, which the child might otherwise not receive.
Adoption can involve quite a complicated legal process and has many implications for you and the child – our Family Law Firms London office will provide you with a full understanding of what’s involved.
While any adult may be eligible to adopt, applicants will have to meet a range of strict criteria. Individuals are just as able to adopt as couples, and partners do not have to be married. Nor do they have to be from a certain background, earning more than a particular salary level, or have specific education qualifications. Each adoptive parent or parents will be considered on their own merits. For more information on Adoption, click the link to visit the Adoption Information Line, or contact one of the solicitors in our Family Law Firms London office to discuss your options.
If you are thinking about adopting a child then contact our Family Law Firms London office. They will be happy to provide you with all the information and guidance you need to navigate your way through the adoption process.