fbpx
Chevron pointing up icon

International Adoption

Notable niche cross-border children law capabilities, covering abduction and adoption cases

Chambers UK

International Adoption

This is a complex and highly specialist area of law. The service that we offer ranges from:
  • General advice to families considering international adoption, and bringing a child back to the UK. Our clients include British families living here, ex-patriot British nationals wishing to return to the UK with their adopted child in the future, and foreign nationals (EU or non EU nationals) living in this country and wishing to adopt internationally while they are here.
  • Advice on the duties and actions of local authorities or other adoption agencies in relation to international adoptions, including the assessment process. Our clients include families with concerns about the adoption assessment process either in relation to an adoption agency or the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF), prospective adopters seeking advice on appealing against a negative adoption agency assessment to the national review body, the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) and families needing advice on the complex procedures and regulations required for Hague Convention or other international adoptions.
  • Representing adopters in adoption proceedings in the courts in this country, where the foreign adoption is not recognised by the UK and it is necessary to re-adopt here.
  • Advising and representing prospective adopters wishing to take a child out of this country for adoption elsewhere, either where the child is in local authority care or as a result of a private family arrangement for adoption abroad.
  • Advising relatives of a child abroad who may have been abandoned, orphaned or gifted for adoption in this country. These cases are particularly complex because of additional immigration issues.
  • Advising and representing step-parents who have married a foreign national who has a child by a previous relationship where it is wished that the child should become a full member of the new family with British citizenship.
  • Providing specialist legal opinions for lawyers, local authorities and adoption agencies either here or abroad on the law relating to international adoption in this country, including expert opinions for immigration lawyers for use in immigration Appeal Tribunals and otherwise in the immigration process.

Naomi and Bridget have developed useful links with specialist immigration solicitors and counsel and work closely with them in these children’s cases where immigration issues also need to be addressed.

Written by Naomi Angell and Bridget Thompson 

Speak to a Lawyer

Accreditations

Latest Family Law News


Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers RT @LullabyTrust: Don't these cupcakes look delicious! 🍪🍩🍰 Sign up for your fundraising pack now to join us for #BakeitforBabies this Octo… 3 days ago
Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers Shilpa Mathuradas @osborneslawyers looks at the issues surrounding basement developments and how to fight back when… https://t.co/WMuVI7Mhlt 3 days ago
Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers Our award winning housing and social care team is growing! @osborneslawyers We are recruiting two full-time qualifi… https://t.co/WZv415jeUm 5 days ago
Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers Take care when travelling abroad for cosmetic surgery Magdalena Knez @osborneslawyers provides some tips to think a… https://t.co/YL1BaqOXgj 6 days ago
Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers RT @HeadwayELondon: Our Caseworker & Communications & Fundraising Intern/ Assistant job adverts close this Monday 12th August! If you're in… 1 week ago
Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers Professional befrienders - Maggie Leiper @osborneslawyers on what to do if your relative is targeted… https://t.co/BNT0JhNLoR 1 week ago
Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers Celebrating surrogacy and raising awareness Anest Mathias @osborneslawyers writes about this important issue and on… https://t.co/d0oBPit6ib 1 week ago
Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers RT @APIL: An injury is not a financial opportunity. This is very important. Read more about how compensation is not for accidents or mishap… 1 week ago
Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers RT @HeadwayELondon: ❗ Last few days to apply for our Caseworker role ❗ You'll be providing advice and advocacy to survivors, families and… 1 week ago
Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers RT @HeadwayUK: A brain injury can effect a variety of cognitive functions, including: memory, language, information processing, reasoning a… 1 week ago
Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers RT @QPBookfest: When Emma John and Mihir Bose talked all things cricket at the Queen’s Park Book Festival. Wow, they kept us thoroughly ent… 2 weeks ago
Osbornes Law Osbornes Law @osborneslawyers Our @osborneslawyers are proud to support @HeadwayELondon and their Early Intervention work and the vital support t… https://t.co/T5NxlQJr0x 2 weeks ago

Introducing Your Family Law Legal Team

Osbornes has an experienced team of specialist family-law lawyers to assist with your case / situation

arrow pointing up

Camden

Livery House, 9 Pratt Street, London NW1 0AE
Tel: 020 7485 8811 Fax: 020 7485 5660
DX Number 57053 Camden Town

Hampstead

28A Hampstead High Street, Hampstead, NW3 1QA
Tel: 020 7485 8811 Fax: 020 7485 5660

Contact a Lawyer

Enter your details below to receive a call from Osbornes:

Speak

To a

Lawyer

ENQUIRY
SUBMIT