Adopting a child can be a great way to expand your family while giving a home to a child who needs one. LGBTQ people have the same rights to adopt as heterosexual people in the UK, but there are still many other legal considerations to think about.
Adopting is a popular option for many gay, transgender, queer and non-binary couples, alongside surrogacy and sperm and egg donation. However, as you might expect, adopting a child isn’t just a case of signing a form and bringing your child home. You will be required to take steps to establish your parental rights and responsibilities and protect the needs of the child. The process can be complicated and very stressful without the right support.
Crisp & Co’s LGBTQIA family law team have many years of experience dealing with gay adoption, as well as sperm and egg donation and surrogacy for same sex couples. We can advise you on all LGBT adoption issues, including the legal aspects of adopting a child, making sure the process runs smoothly and that all potential legal issues are anticipated and taken care of. This will leave you free to move on with this new phase of your life and enjoy every second spent with your new arrival.
Our LGBT adoption solicitors’ expertise
Crisp & Co’s expert same sex adoption solicitors can help you with all issues related to same sex adoption, ensuring all of the legal aspects of adopting a child are taken care of. Whether you want to adopt through an agency or local authority in the UK, you want to adopt your step child or you want to adopt from overseas, we are here to provide all the advice and support you need. Our service includes:
- Advising on your eligibility to adopt and UK adoption laws
- Advising about the adoption process and providing support throughout your adoption assessment and approval
- Handling the legal aspects of the adoption, such as applying for an Adoption Order to make the adoption official
- Advising on parental responsibility, including LGBT couples specific advice such as obtaining parental responsibility as a same sex second parent
- Providing support once the adoption has been finalised and helping you resolve any post-adoption disputes
As a specialist firm of family law solicitors, we have achieved national recognition for our skills and success stories. We help people up and down the country add to and complete their families through adoption, surrogacy and artificial insemination.
We are members of the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation in recognition of our skills handling the most complex of family law matters. We are also Lexcel Accredited for our high standards of client care, compliance and legal practice management.