Being involved in the adoption system can be an overwhelming experience however you may be affected, and it is paramount that you obtain clear and accurate legal support and advice along your journey. Whether you are looking to adopt a child, or reclaim your rights as a parent if your child has been placed for adoption by local authorities, you will need the guidance of a family law and adoption specialist.
If you wish to adopt a child
There is a strict process which must be followed if you wish to adopt a child. You will need to be assessed as a suitable candidate which requires an in depth application to be submitted. You may need our help should there be discrepancies in your assessment that you wish to address or you may feel that inaccurate information has been used which you want to correct before a decision is made.
If your child has been put up for adoption
If you find yourself in the heart wrenching situation where you fear that your child may be taken, or indeed has already been taken, from your care by the local authorities with a view to being put up for adoption, we can help you make your voice heard and fight for what is right for all concerned.
It is so important for you to have support from as early on in this process as possible. Our family law and adoption specialists are trained in offering the best advice, especially if there are parents involved that may be dealing with physical or mental health difficulties that have resulted in this action being taken. Do not be afraid or ashamed to ask for help, that is exactly what we are here to do.
Drawing on years of experience, the family law experts at Morlings can support you in:
- adopting a stepchild or relative;
- adopting a child in care;
- objecting to the adoption of your child;
- negotiating continued contact with your child before and after the adoption process;
- resolving problems which arise after an adoption has been finalised; and
- exploring alternatives to adoption.
Advising families throughout Maidstone, Kent and beyond
We have offices in Maidstone, Gravesend, Tonbridge, Chatham and Tenterden where we can meet you to discuss your requirements.
We can also offer meetings by skype for clients who have to travel extensively or who now live abroad. In exceptional circumstances, home visits can also be arranged.
Fixed cost initial appointment / Legal aid
We offer an initial appointment with Avril to discuss your requirements from £95 plus VAT. Legal aid may also be available in certain cases and is normally always available for defending care proceedings and taking steps to protect against domestic violence or child abuse