Adopting a new born baby or a very young baby allows you to provide a loving, stable home right from the beginning of a child’s life. At Crisp & Co, our friendly adoption solicitors can help you give a child the very best start in life.
There are a few ways you can adopt a new born baby, including:
- Adopting directly through a local authority or an adoption agency where a pregnant or new mother has decided to give the child up for adoption
- Concurrent planning – where you foster a new born baby or toddler under 2 years old who will very likely need to be adopted but where the local authority hasn’t decided whether to push forward with care proceedings
- Fostering for adoption – where you foster a new born baby or toddler under 2 years old after the local authority decides adoption is in the child’s best interests. The court will also need to agree that you should adopt the child
We can provide expert advice about all the legal aspects of adopting a new born, including advice about parental responsibility, the birth parents’ rights, and finalising the adoption.
We understand how exciting but stressful this process can be, particularly if going through a process like concurrent planning where the result might be that the child goes back to live with their birth parents. We are also here to provide all the emotional support you need to get through this experience.
Our lawyers are family law experts and have received the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation for our skills. We are also members of Resolution for our commitment to helping people find positive resolutions to any disputes that arise during the course of the adoption.
Get in touch with our friendly, practical new born baby adoption solicitors today to discuss your needs. Alternatively, please complete our simple online enquiry form and someone will be in touch shortly.