Adoption is the formal process that transfers “parental responsibility” for a child from the birth parents (or carer) to the adoptive parents or carers. Parental responsibility is the phrase used to describe all the rights, responsibilities and duties that a parent owes in relation to his or her children, including matters such as schooling, religious education and medical treatment.

Adopting a child can be an extremely overwhelming process and the reasons for wanting to adopt a child are many and varied. At Laymens our experienced family lawyers will guide you through the legal process, ensuring you take the most appropriate path for a successful outcome.

For more information on Child Adoption, please contact Laymens on Free Call 1800 529 636.