Adoptions

Family law solicitors dalkey

Those capable of adopting are:

  • A married couple living
  • The natural mother or father
  • A relative of the child
  • A widow or widower
  • A married person who is legally separated or who has been deserted
  • A single person

Upon an adoption order being made the legal nexus between the natural parents and their child ceases completely and all the legal rights and duties of the parent are transferred to the adopter or adopters.