We have been abroad and want to bring a child back into this country to live with us. The child’s parents agree to the child living with us permanently and we have been told that if we pay a sum of money to the parents of the child, we can bring the child into England and we can then legally adopt the child. Is this correct?
What if the country where the child lives does not have a formal adoption system? Can I adopt the child simply by going through the legal process in that particular country and then bring the child into England legally?
Are there any immigration issues?
Do the same issues apply with surrogacy abroad?
I have been told that it is an expensive and lengthy process to adopt a child from abroad. Is this true?
My child was adopted elsewhere in the UK. Will it automatically be recognised in England?
My child was adopted in another country. Will the adoption be automatically recognised in this country?
How can I find out about the process of adopting a child from abroad?