How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Clare Your Own Question

Clare
Clare, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 33315
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practice since 1985 with a wide general experience.
13262538
Type Your Law Question Here...
Clare is online now

Can an adoption order be varied or ended. I am an adoptive

Customer Question

Can an adoption order be varied or ended. I am an adoptive parent whose child had to be returned to the care system because she bought six thugs round to our house (one of whom was a known knife carrier) to beat us up. This was a pre-mediated act and was the end of the line for us. However, we still retail full legal responsibility and the expected outcome was for her to be returned to the family home. This was three years ago and I am now at the end of my tether having continually battled with Social Services to get help and support all to no avail. Now that I have informed them that I wish to relinquish my parenting responsibility, they are beginning to sit up and listen, but for me it is too little too late.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 2 years ago.

I am not sure what you want to do here , lose the adoption order or sue social services?

Best wishes

Michael

Expert:  Clare replied 2 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 is the child now and where is she living
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


The child is 16 and has been, and still does live, in a residential therapeutic care home which is an approved local authority home. I have been told by the social worker that I cannot relinquish my parental responsibility but I can "withdraw." They will still be obliged to keep me informed of matters, but I do not have to engage. We have another adopted son (brother) and they have contact once every three weeks. About 12 months ago the LA threatened us with pursuing shared legal responsiblity unless we agreed that our daughter could have contact with her birth mother. Therefore they can take away/share legal responsibility, but I cannot relinquish responsibility. This seems very one sided to me.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
The only way that you can relinquish PR is of the child is adopted by some one else
Adoption Orders cannot be revoked.
The Local Authority can take Care Proceedings and share Parental Responsibility with you - but they cannot take it away from you.
I am afraid that the option to withdraw is the only one that is available to you
I am sorry to give such bad news
Please ask if you need further details
Clare

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
< Previous | Next >
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
  • A quick response, a succinct and helpful answer in simple English. I believe I can now confront the counter party with confidence -- worth the 30 bucks! Rick
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Jo C.

    Jo C.

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    30316
    Over 5 years in practice
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/EM/emus/2015-7-7_192327_bigstockportraitofconfidentfemale.64x64.jpg Jo C.'s Avatar

    Jo C.

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    30316
    Over 5 years in practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BE/benjones/2015-12-1_0437_ennew.64x64.jpg Ben Jones's Avatar

    Ben Jones

    UK Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    11553
    Qualified Solicitor - Please start your question with 'For Ben Jones'
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BU/Buachaill/2012-5-25_211156_barrister5.64x64.jpg Buachaill's Avatar

    Buachaill

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    1754
    Barrister 17 years experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JO/jojobi/2013-3-19_0265_maxlowryphoto.64x64.jpg Max Lowry's Avatar

    Max Lowry

    Advocate

    Satisfied Customers:

    894
    LLB, 10 years post qualification experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/UK/UKLawyer/2012-4-12_9849_F2.64x64.jpg UK_Lawyer's Avatar

    UK_Lawyer

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    750
    I am a qualified solicitor and an expert in UK law.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KA/Kasare/kasare.64x64.jpg Kasare's Avatar

    Kasare

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    402
    Solicitor, 10 yrs plus experience in civil litigation, employment and family law
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/OS/osh/2015-7-7_19268_gettyimagesb.64x64.jpg Joshua's Avatar

    Joshua

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8199
    LL.B (Hons), Higher Prof. Dip. Law & Practice