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There are many reasons why you may seek to adopt a child.

Perhaps you are a step-parent who wishes to legalise their relationship, perhaps the child has been orphaned or the child is being adopted from abroad.

Whatever your particular reasons, Jones Whyte adoption solicitors can help if you are interested in adopting a child in Scotland.

This can allow you to provide a secure, stable and happy home to the child.

The legal process of adoption is lengthy with rigorous and extensive background checks, carried out to ensure the proposed adoption is in the child’s best interests. 

Our experienced adoption panel solicitors can help guide you through this process.

Adoption involves severing the legal parent and child relationship with the biological parent and creating a new one. 

The effects of an adoption order are equally serious, creating a new legal parent and child relationship with the adoptive parent. In all but the most extreme circumstances, once granted, the order is irrevocable and so the child is treated in law as though he or she has always been the child of the adopter.

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Contact us for a confidential discussion about your case.

Our specialist family law team can provide you with guidance and representation to minimise the stress involved with this process.

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Adopting overseas

Adoption is a complex process and can be highly emotional for all involved. The complexity can be increased if you are adopting from another country.

While the Scottish authorities will carry out the same checks as when you are adopting in the UK, there may be extra hurdles. For example, the country you are adopting from may have rules regarding marital status, age, or sexuality that may restrict who can adopt.

It is important to discuss this with adoption solicitors in the UK, who will be able to help make the adoption process proceed smoothly.

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Other services from Jones Whyte

Our team of adoption panel solicitors are part of the family law department at Jones Whyte, which has dealt with a wide variety of cases.

These include:

Whatever the details of your case, contact the family law team at Jones Whyte today.

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