You may hear the term forced adoption, often used by parents who have had a child, or are at risk of having a child, placed for adoption without their agreement. It is a traumatic and painful experience.
Parents in this situation will need skilled legal representation. Our team are accredited Children Panel lawyers, recognised by The Law Society for their expertise in cases involving children. We will ensure the Court has all the relevant information before it makes a decision based on the best interests of your child and we will argue passionately on your behalf to keep your family together.
Non Consensual Adoption
The United Kingdom is one of only two EU countries that allows non consensual adoption.
For non UK resident parents in particular, this process can seem brutal and confusing. We are experienced in working with families from different countries who are faced with the prospect of their child being placed for adoption in the United Kingdom. Our team have the skills and knowledge to know when it is ‘necessary’ for cultural specialists to become involved and have been successful when persuading the court that their input is invaluable in the decision making process.
Adoption without consent
The court will always consider adoption without the parents’ consent to be a last resort.
We can help put your case to the court and, if justified, argue that your child could safely be returned home. If having heard all the evidence, the Court does not agree, we will have already discussed your options with you so that you can make an informed decision. That will invariably be to consider alternative family members who could care for your children.
If you are a parent, grandparent, or extended family member facing the likelihood of a related child being placed for adoption, you should contact us immediately on 0330 024 5750.
What our clients say
Gill Noury is an excellent International Family Law Senior Legal Advisor. As my international child abduction case progressed in 2014 to a fortunate consent order after 5 months of intense legal battle I realized she was highly experienced and hands on. She not only provided me very good legal advice, but was also very sympathetic to my distraught situation. She was accessible all the times I needed to communicate with her or needed her personal support. She was at the same time very professional and demonstrated high integrity and human values. I found these attributes scarce in UK’s legal practitioner.
We run a legal surgery here at our advice and drop in centre specifically for our clients who have experienced domestic abuse. A&N have been a constant support to this surgery over the year providing an invaluable service, they have been committed to the provision of legal aid advice and pro bono clinics and as such have enhanced the service provision which we are able to offer to our clients.
Strategic Head of Service
Derbyshire Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Service
Helen was absolutely fantastic, the case was long and difficult but Helen was there for me when I needed her on the telephone and at court. She didn’t beat about the bush and gave me constructive criticism which I appreciated. My kids are now safely home with me where they belong and they love the teddies you sent for them. It was a really lovely thought, Thank you for everything.
Liz Newbold & Her team were great from the very first phone call to the final court date, they did nothing but help whether it was a phone call or an email they got back to you as soon as they could. They were there for support when you needed it the most and they always put there all into every court date we had. I couldn’t have asked for a better solicitors to handle my case regarding my child. It was great to finally get victory and show we were not guilty, we couldn’t have achieved what we have done today without the help of Liz Newbold and her team of highly specialised solicitors and I am forever thankful for everything they have done for me and my family.
I’ve been working with A&N Care Solicitors since I was in PLO. I was in an OK place, then an incident occurred in July 2014 which resulted in the local authority taking away my child in to care. She went up for adoption last year in March but I kept fighting with the help of A&N care solicitors and did all that was asked. I fell pregnant and thought I couldn’t keep it, but nope, my solicitors and I kept fighting and I’ve had my daughter return from birth home. It’s resulted in my older daughter coming home too and not being adopted. I really have to say though without the help of Natalie and Ruth from A&N Care I wouldn’t be where I am today. I would recommend these to anybody if you are fighting for your children. Thank you very much A&N you are the best family law firm I’ve ever known.