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Family Law

International Adoption

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Family Law: International Adoption



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Legal 500 Leading Firm


Award winning international adoption law specialists

Adopting a child from another country is a rewarding but highly complex legal process. With four decades of experience, we can help provide you with the specialist legal support you need when adopting a child from abroad.

Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?

Our family law solicitors based in London are experienced in dealing with complicated cases.

  • Our experienced solicitors take the time to listen, and understand your personal circumstances
  • They provide honest, clear and straightforward advice
  • We maintain the utmost sensitivity and privacy around your personal circumstances
  • We truly care and want to help individuals and families
  • Our family team will be right by your side throughout

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"“I just wanted to let you know that my adoption has now been approved…. Thank you, so very much for all your assistance. Your calm and reassuring expertise on the subject was a tremendous help to both me and my wife during a particularly stressful time…”"

How can we help?

We will help you from the very start of your international adoption process, ensuring the process is carried out as efficiently as possible. We’ll be there to help;

  • Providing legal advice before considering adoption to make sure you are on the right track
  • Help provide support during the assessment by an adoption agency
  • Review and advise on any legal proceedings before, during and after the adoption process

What happens next?

After you get in touch:

  • A member of our specialist Family Law team will call you.
  • They will listen to your situation and discuss your case with you
  • They will advise on your next best steps

Adopting from abroad – the first steps

Every adoption case varies depending on the circumstances, but there are some general broad steps you will take when initially looking to adopt. Initially, you and your partner will have to be assessed by an adoption agency in this country. This is an in-depth assessment that looks at;

  • Aspects of your personal and professional life
  • Your ability and resources to meet the needs of a child
  • Helping to match you with the right child
  • Whether you should be accepted as an adopter

It will be considered by an adoption panel and then by an agency decision maker who will make the final decision as to whether you are approved. In most cases, the assessment report will be sent to adoption agencies in the country from where you hope to adopt to match you with a child.

If you are thinking of a adopting a child that is habitually resident in another country, please contact us today

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