Step-parent adoptions now make up around 20% of all adoptions in Scotland. However for many prospective step-parent adopters, the legal procedure can be daunting and confusing. That's why our family lawyers have put together the answers to some frequently asked questions which a step-parent contemplating adoption should be aware of before embarking on their journey.
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With Adoption Week 2019 having come and gone, now is the perfect time to bust some myths in relation to the adoption process in Scotland. Here, our adoption solicitor Lynsey Brown looks at some frequently asked questions in relation the law and procedure of adoption and provides clarity on some common misconceptions around that process.
One of many questions facing prospective adoptive parents is whether they need to obtain the consent of the birth parent or parents of the child to be adopted. Here we look at what is involved, and how the courts deal with cases where consent is withheld.
The spotlight has been on step-parent adoptions in recent weeks, with Nathan Sparling, aged 27, launching a campaign to have the law in Scotland changed to allow adults to be adopted. The current age limit for someone to be adopted in Scotland is 18. Here we look at adoption in Scotland and what any change to the law might mean.
Adoption is an important life event for all concerned and it is important that the experience be as fluid and positive as it can be.