International Adoption Solicitors

Assisting Families in Foreign Adoption Matters

Bringing a child into your family through adoption is a wonderful experience. There are, however, certain legal requirements that must be met, particularly when you are adopting a child from outside the UK.

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International adoption is a complex and highly specialised area of law. It is also very emotional for the families involved. The London international adoption lawyers at Rollingsons Solicitors specialise in this area of law, and we can provide you with both the legal advocacy and personal support required in adoption situations.

Handling All Aspects of International Adoption

We provide advice and representation on matters such as:

  • Adopting a child abroad and bringing that child back into the UK. This would also include an inter-family adoption validly entered into in another country.
  • Having a foreign adoption recognised under English law
  • Advising British citizens living abroad and thinking about adopting a child from the country in which they now live
  • Advising British citizens living abroad who seek to adopt a child from the UK
  • The duties of the local authority or other adoption agencies in relation to international adoptions, including the assessment process
  • Advising relatives of a child abroad who may have been abandoned, orphaned or gifted for adoption. These cases are particularly complex because of the additional immigration issues.

We have developed a network of specialist international adoption barristers and immigration lawyers. We work closely with these specialists in all aspects of our international adoption work.

The laws in this area are quite specific and governed by the Adoption Order 1973 and the 1993 Hague Convention. In addition, England and Wales have local authorities that are involved as well. We at Rollingsons Solicitors encourage you to speak with us before you begin the process of adopting a child from a foreign country. We will assist and support you throughout the process.

Contact Our London Foreign Adoption Lawyers

If you would like to discuss international adoption with an experienced London solicitor, please contact Sarah Wasaya directly.

Call 0207 7611 4848 or contact our law firm online.

Family Law Team

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Ewelina Korgol 020 7611 4848


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