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Adoption

Adoption

Adoption is a sensitive issue.

There are two different perspectives to every adoption: that of the person wanting to adopt, and that of the child’s birth parents. That is not to detract from the overriding importance of the child’s best interests as being paramount throughout their life.

There are also many and varied sensitive matters and legal issues that need handling very carefully, alongside the powerful emotions that are a natural part of the adoption process.

Highly experienced in all legal aspects of adoption

At Stephens Scown, we understand your needs. Our specialist Children Law team has longstanding and wide-ranging expertise in adoption law, and we have specialist lawyers dedicated to providing all the assistance you need.

A human and personable approach that makes a big difference

As well as being professionals with proven capabilities, we’re down-to-earth and approachable people, and we’re here to help and support you at every step of the adoption process. We don’t baffle you with legal jargon or hide behind bureaucracy – we simply provide practical, down-to-earth advice, and clear information on which to base your decisions.

International adoptions

International adoption can be more tricky and involved, but it’s an area in which we have specialist expertise and close ties with fellow professionals abroad. This means we can explore all the options available to you, and in doing so we can draw on the invaluable experience of our in-house Immigration team.

Putting families and children first

The quality of our advice in family law has helped us achieve top ranking from Chambers and The Legal 500, the two leading independent legal guides. They rank us the best family law team in Devon and Cornwall, but we help people across the UK.

Several members of the team are members of the Law Society’s Children Panel, and are accredited Resolution specialists in children matters.

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