Adoption gives a child new legal parents. This also means there is no longer a legal relationship between the child and its birth parent(s).
Adoption Solicitors in Glasgow & Edinburgh
Adopting a child is a big step and it is important that parents adopting a child understand the legal process required. At Gibson Kerr we can help you with the legal documentation and the court procedure to make sure there are no unnecessary difficulties for you or the child.
Many adoptions take place when couples marry and one party already has a child, perhaps where the birth parent does not take an active interest in the child. Courts will always base their decision in any action relating to a child on what is in the child's best interests. Courts are looking for children to be provided with a secure, stable and nurturing environment in which to grow up and prepare for adult life.