29 Jul 2020Read more
National Adoption Week runs from 15-21 October. Across the North West, there are now more children who need to be placed within a loving home than there are available adopters.
This week’s initiative is run by the charity First 4 Adoption and hopes to raise awareness across the country in order to find permanent families for children who, in the main, are accommodated by local authorities.
"Across the North West, there are now more children who need to be placed within a loving home than there are available adopters."
Nick Hodson, partner, McAlister Family Law
The adoption process involves a number of stages and can take many months. Before a person embarks on this journey, it is vital that they undertake their own research as to what adoption entails and whether they feel that they have the attributes that are required to offer a long-term family to a child.
So, who can adopt a child?
You may be able to adopt if you’re 21 or over (there’s no upper age limit) and either:
16 Jun 2020
Due to Covid-19, many separated parents are trying to manage the shared care of their children, manage home schooling, and ensure that they are protecting themselves and their families from the virus. In recent weeks, we have seen in the press that many separated parents are fighting each other through the courts over whether their children should return to school as the lockdown is eased. Solicitor Jonathan Casey examines the issues.Read more
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