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New Year Resolution for Adopters – Make a Will!

I sat with Alison as we talked about her 19 year old son. She was in despair about his behaviour and [more]

Adoptive Parents and the Misuse of Section 20

What do adoptive parents do when they realise they simply can’t continue caring for their damaged adopted child? They turn to [more]

The Adoption Legal Centre Sponsors National Adoption Conference

Home for Good is a charity that aims to make adoption and fostering a significant part of the life and ministry [more]

North Yorkshire Adopters Successful Challenge for Adoption Allowance

A North Yorkshire couple have successfully challenged North Yorkshire County Council’s policy of not paying adoption allowances beyond their child’s 18th birthday. K [more]

A Decision to Shock Local Authorities and Adopters!

Decisions of the Court of Appeal and the High Court earlier this summer must have sent tremors through local authority adoption [more]

Huddersfield Family Lawyer Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall, has been shortlisted for the Jordan’s Award of Family Law Partner of the [more]

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Welcome to Adoption Legal Centre

Adoption is in the news – and adopters need specialist legal advice.

The Government wants to increase the number of children being adopted; the Children and Families Bill which they have introduced is aiming to help make this happen.

But some children adopted from local authority care have a range of needs due to their early life experiences, often of abuse or neglect; these needs are not resolved simply by being adopted.

The team at the Adoption Legal Centre are specialists in advising both adopters and potential adopters. We can help when adopters are facing challenging problems. We advise about what they need to do and what steps they should take to obtain support and advice when they face difficult problems.

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