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Of course. Yes my understanding is that you can achieve this through the UK system. You will need to have the documents from the Polish court translated as part of the application.
Potential adopters need to be assessed by the Local Authority, and the application to adopt is made with the assistance of the local authority's adoption team.
Assessments usually take around 2-3 months.
In the first instance you need to contact the Adoption team at your local council.
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The court has to dispense with the birth parent's permission to make the order in any adoption that goes through the UK courts - I cannot see why this would not still simply be the case even if the mother lives outside of the UK.
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No you've misunderstood my response - the court when making an adoption order dispenses with the birth parent's permission - i.e. makes the order against the birth parent's wishes. In these situations the birth parent would rarely cooperate, or give consent, or obvious reasons. So the court can overrule their rights and makes the adoption order, if it is in the best interests of the child, which in your case it should be clearly and demonstrably. I hope that clarifies things?
1. You shouldn't need a lawyer, but if you do you can just appoint someone for the last stage - i.e. the final court hearing.
2. After assessment this would be a matter of weeks/ months depending on court availability once the court application has ben made.
3. Your daughter's views will be included in the adoption assessment so she would not need to speak in court.
Let me know if that has answered everything you need to know at this stage.
The local authority will give guidance on the application process, but it would be you that applies. The form is here, for information.
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