Adoption is the legal process by which the legal rights and responsibilities of being a parent are transferred from the child's birth parents to adoptive parents. Adoption is an order of great finality that is made in the Supreme Court of NSW.
We are able to provide legal advice and services if you want to adopt:
We are able to provide legal services for people adopting a child who has been placed with them through an Adoption Agency, including:
It’s a special and exciting time for you as you take the step of adopting a child.
It’s also a time when you need careful advice and guidance through the legal aspects of the adoption process.
At Emil Ford Lawyers, we delight in helping prospective adoptive parents through these legal steps. This involves consulting with you, preparing documents and liaising with the Adoption Agency and the Supreme Court.
We aim to meet the growing needs of people for sensitive and understanding services in adoption matters.
Emil Ford Lawyers has extensive experience in dealing with step parent adoptions, special case adoptions and agency adoptions.
You can contact us by telephone, email or letter to discuss any of your requirements.
Once we hear from you or the Adoption Agency, we will be in touch to request the following information to enable us to prepare the necessary application documents:
I want to adopt my step child in New South Wales. How do I do it?
Download our Adoption Brochure for a brief outline of Adoption processes and costs.