International Adoption Law


At Griffiths Robertson we have over 25 years expierence providing advice and representation in all matter relating to International Adoption law. This  is a high complex and specialist area of Law and we provide a range of services


  • Advice to families considering international adoption.
  • British nationals wishing to return to the UK with their adopted child
  • Advice on the duties and actions of local authorities or other adoption agencies in relation to international adoptions, including the assessment process.
  • Families needing advice on the complex procedures and regulations required for Hague Convention or other international adoptions.
  • Adoption from non Hague Convention countries requiring the child to re-adopted under British Law.
  • Foreign nationals (EU or non EU nationals) living in this country and wishing to adopt internationally.
  • 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.. 
  • 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.


For more information please call us on 0118 958 5049




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