Adopt a child: International & UK Adoption lawyers

Osbornes Solicitors Adoption Team is headed by Naomi Angell, working closely with Bridget Thompson in this highly complex and specialist area of law, including international, intercountry, domestic and step-parent adoption cases.

Naomi and Bridget offer advice and representation on every stage of the adoption process to all of those who may be involved in an adoption case – prospective adopters, children, children’s guardians, birth parents and other relatives. They offer the same specialist, experienced and sympathetic service to clients who are paying privately or who are eligible for legal aid.

Naomi Angell has many years of experience in adoption, both adopting case work and in the major policy changes in adoption law. She is chair of a national adoption panel and lectures, writes and is regularly involved with media work concerning adoption (see website entry on Naomi’s for more detail on her experience in policy and casework and on the positions she holds in the adoption field.

Bridget Thompson is also a very experienced children’s lawyer with a broad knowledge of adoption law. She also specialises in all areas of Family Law but has a special interest in child / baby related matters and in adoption.

Post adoption issues

We provide advice and representation on the full range of cases that can arise after an adoption order is made whether in a domestic or intercountry case including:

  • Advising and assisting all those involved with adoption on searching and re-establishing contact with a birth parent, birth family members or the adopted child.
  • Advice and representation on post adoption contact cases.
  • Problems involving post adoption support from a local authority social services department, health authority or education department.

Written by Naomi Angell and Bridget Thompson 

Your next step

If you require advice on any family law issue contact us by calling us or by filling in an online enquiry form.

You will speak to a member of our family solicitors London team who will have a confidential chat with you, taking down specific details of your situation and what you need help in.

We will then let you know whether we can help you and arrange for a convenient time for you to come to our office, meet your solicitor and discuss your case in much more detail.

Bridget Thompson is 'tenacious, hardworking, pragmatic and sensible'.

Legal 500 2014

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