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Dear Sir/Madam, My brother-in-law passed away and left my

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Dear Sir/Madam,

My brother-in-law passed away and left my sister with two young kids, as my sister unemployed and difficult to raise them up. My sister is Chinese and my niece and nephew are both holding TaiWan's passport. I am 49 years old scientist working in UK, I am wondering if I am able to adopt them and live with me in UK.

I look forward to hear you soon,

Jili
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How old are the children and could you not simply support your sister so that the children stay with her?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dear Clare,


 


Thank you very much for your reply.


 


My sister is very depressed and emotionally unstable at moment. I have already supported her over the 2 years. Although she tried to set up new life with someone, unfortantely no one would like to have long term relationship and marry her just because she has two kids. That is situation in China now.


 


Best wishes,


 


Jili

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Is she willing to give up the children completely - and how old are they?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Clare,


 


Yes, she is happy if I can take care of them. There are 10 and 5 years old.


 


Best,


 


Jill

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Have you considered simply applying for educational visas for the children?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi clare,


 


As they hold TaiWan's passport, they don't need the visas to enter to UK. I don't have enough money to pay them to go to private school here, I am wondering whether they eligible to go to state school.


 


Best wishes,


 


Jili

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Where are they actually living at the moment?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

They are living in TaiWan at moment.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
May I ask what your Nationality is?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am British Citizen and I am Research Doctor working in UK.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
I am afraid that if you wish to go forward with this then you will fist have to adopt the children in Taiwan and then bring them to the Uk and adopt them again here
As I understand it there is a problem there as Taiwan does not allow adoption where there is a biological link - but this is something you should check with a lawyer in Taiwan
You can find out more about starting an inter country adoption here
https://www.gov.uk/child-adoption/adopting-a-child-from-overseas
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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