SERVICE

Adoption

Key contact

Morton Fraser Partner Rhona Adams
Rhona Adams
Partner
Rhona is a partner and Head of our Family Law team. She has been with Morton Fraser since 2002.  
0131 516 8933

Adopting a baby or child is a hugely worthwhile but, at times, daunting process. Having clear, effective legal advice at this important time is crucial. If you are at the earliest stage of exploring adoption, there may be questions you would like to ask to help you make informed decisions.

How we can help you

You may already be further on in the process, and seeking legal representation in adoption proceedings. You may be a relative or carer seeking advice about your relationship with the child, and about parental responsibilities and rights. We are able to help with all those queries and can guide you through the process.

Our specialist adoption lawyers will guide you through proceedings, advise you regarding your options and how long the process will take, deal with the paperwork, and make sure you understand what's going on at every stage. If an adoption application should be defended, we will deal with all aspects of the litigation process including advising on prospects, preparing papers and representing you at hearings.

If you are at the earliest stage and looking for advice about the adoption process, we can offer a fixed fee for an initial meeting to discuss your situation. Throughout the process, we will provide you with a clear indication of the likely fees based either on hourly rates or on an agreed scope of work.