Children are vulnerable and cannot take care of themselves. An adult or the state has to take responsibility for their care and welfare. When a child has no parents capable of taking care of him or her, a court order is required to place him or her with someone who can become the new “parent”. This is called an adoption order.
Adoptions are usually done within families, for example where grandparents step in where the parents are deceased or unable to care for their children.
Our adoption attorney has extensive experience with adoption applications. We advise our clients on the best approach to follow and guide them through the process. An important aspect of the process is a social worker report. Our attorney advises on the appointment of an adoption social worker and liaises with him or her to ensure a quicker, smoother process.
Adoption applications are not always contested, but should they be, we draft the pleadings and argue the matter in court ourselves. Since our clients have built up a relationship of trust with us, this gives them peace of mind and saves on legal fees.