Burnetts child law team is experienced in advising potential adopters. Having acted for grandparents, extended family members, step-parents and foster carers, as well as local authority adopters, Burnetts child law team can guide and support you through the adoption process.
Adoption may not always be the best option for an individual child. For step-parents, it may be simplest to obtain step-parent parental responsibility either through agreement or court proceedings. For extended family members (such as grandparents) and foster carers, special guardianship may be more appropriate than adoption. Each option has advantages and disadvantages and the advice given will be tailored to your individual circumstances.