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Family Lawyers in Glasgow, Scotland

Adoption of Children in Scotland - The Law

There are many reasons why individuals may seek to adopt a child: a step-parent who wishes to legalise their relationship; the child has been orphaned; the child is being adopted from abroad. Whatever your particular reasons, if you are interested in adopting a child in Scotland thus, providing a secure, stable and happy home to the child, we are here to help.

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. Adoption involved 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.

Our specialist family law team can provide you with guidance and representation to minimise the stress involved with this process. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Cameron Shaw, Associate
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Danielle Stevenson-Solicitor
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Alison Nicol, Solicitor
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Holly O'Hara- Trainee Solicitor