Our family law team is able to guide you through the entire adoption process in Scotland, including:
- help with the law and procedures if you are thinking of adoption
- dealing with adoption agencies and social work departments
- applications to the court
- advising you on your legal responsibilities and rights once an adoption order has been made in your favour.
Throughout these stages, we focus on helping you with the practicalities as well as the purely legal aspects.
Adoption for a range of family units
We help a wide variety of clients through the adoption process, including unmarried and same-sex couples and single people. We also work with cases involving international adoption.
In each situation, we can explain any specific requirements or issues you need to consider.
If the child has not been placed with you by an adoption agency – for example, in stepparent or family adoptions – there are separate procedures and rules to follow before an adoption can be made. We can assist you with these procedures and explain all that is involved and required.