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Adoption and the law

Adoption law is the complex set of rules and regulations which govern the procedures of adoptions in the UK. Adoption law is constantly developing as new issues come to the attention of the courts and that of lawmakers. It is the aim of adoption law to balance the need to protect children from unsuitable homes, whilst at the same time ensuring that deserving parents and appropriate children are not inhibited from becoming families.

Adoption in recent years has become much more global. The existing adoption law was seen to be too complicated and unfitting to the new manner in which the industry operates. Adoption law was therefore changed in recent years by several Acts of Parliament, namely the Adoption and Children Acts 2002 and 2006. The 2002 Act was enacted in order to help define the legal framework for adoptions involving children from different countries. The 2006 Act brought with it a more simplified process to deal with the inter-country adoption procedures.

If you are currently involved in the adoption process or you are looking to adopt, you may find seeking a legal professional’s advice to be beneficial. A family solicitor that specialises in adoption cases is likely to be able to help guide you through the necessary legal procedures. As the adoption process differs depending on each individual case, the advice you will receive from a legal professional will be tailored to your case, your needs and the needs of the child.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on adoption law, Caven can put you in touch with a local family / adoption solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local family / adoption solicitors please call us on 0800 1777 167 or complete the web-form above.

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