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How to adopt a child, a family member from abroad?

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How to adopt a child , a family member from abroad?
Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?
Customer: No, just making inquiries.
Assistant: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county do they live in?
Customer: No, I live in South East.
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Child in question is my niece, 13y/o from Philippines.

Good day your question has been forwarded to me to see fi I may be able to assist.

In order to adopt your niece you would have to demonstrate that:

  • she cannot be cared for in a safe environment in the Philippines
  • the adoption would be in their best interests
  • you have been assessed as eligible and suitable to adopt from overseas by an adoption agency in the UK

If you want to adopt a child from overseas, you should contact either:

It is perhaps best for you to use a voluntary adoption agency. That way you would receive more specialist and focused assistance.

Here is where you can get some assistance re voluntary adoption agencies:

https://www.cvaa.org.uk/thinking-about-adoption/find-your-nearest-agency

 

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RL

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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thanks for your respond,
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Please could you tell me where to obtain a adoption afflication form.

You are welcome. Click on the link I sent you in my initial response. You will be able to obtain the form from that organization. Best wishes

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thank you.I do not need any further service. Fe keenan