Adpotion law - WHN Solicitors

The need for specialist advice:

Adoption law is an extremely complex process and it’s essential to have the support of an experienced solicitor.

At Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall, our family law team have a deep knowledge and wide-ranging expertise in this area of the law. Whether you are a same sex or different sex couple, we are here to advise and assist you.

Let our experience make yours that much easier:

Our sensitive and sympathetic adoption solicitors have vast experience in handling all aspects of the law, including adopting from the care system.

Who is eligible to adopt?

In the UK, people over the age of 21 are eligible to adopt a child or children, as long as they match certain criteria. This includes having a permanent home within the United Kingdom, as well as living here for at least one year before the adoption process begins.

Our adoption solicitors specialise in:

  • Same-sex marriage/couple adoption
  • Problems arising after adoption
  • Step-parent adoption and adoption by relatives

Need expert advice? Let us help:

To discuss any aspect of adoption law, please contact:

  • Diane Matthews at our Accrington office on 01254 236221
  • Tanya Magell, Karen Reid and Diane Matthews at our Blackburn office on 01254 272640
  • Suzanne Crook, Mark Taylor, Carolyn Ford and Sophie Raby at our Bury office on 0161 761 4611
  • Alison Nolan at our Clitheroe office on 01200 408300
  • Louise Daniel at our Haslingden office on 01706 213356
  • David Connor and Jack Heyes at our Rawtenstall office on 01706 225621