Adoption Breakdown

Adoption can be very satisfying for families that adopt. It can give a child the stability and care that sadly has not always been available.

The majority of children who are now placed for adoption are placed after they have been made the subject of a placement order in care proceedings. Some of these children carry emotional baggage that comes from the difficult start they have had to their life.

Some adoptive parents face challenges that they had not expected. Children, for example with attachment problems can place an enormous strain on a placement.

Families that are hoping to adopt may benefit from advice about the responsibilities of local authorities to provide post-adoption support.

Families that have adopted may find that they are caring for a child who finds the school environment very challenging. They may not know the statutory responsibilities of local authorities.

Ridley & Hall offers Specialist advice on Adoption support. Our Adoption Support team offers a multidisciplinary support to ensure that the needs of the children and their families are met. We can advise if a child’s disabilities are such that appropriate welfare benefits can be applied for. We can help when adoptive families are let down over educational provision. We are prepared to challenge local authorities that are failing to comply with their statutory duties.

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What our clients say

  • Thank you so much for taking my case on and nailing it for us.  It‘s all over and we are so relieved.  Thank you for putting up with my worries, fears, anxiety and stressful moments.  I and my family are extremely grateful to you and we got the outcome we deserved.  Thanks James so much

    C.N. – Essex Wednesday 14 March 2012
  • I cannot thank you enough for the excellent care and courtesy I received in relation to my matter.  My grandchild is a very happy little girl thanks to your efforts of keeping her out of the care system.

    Friday 21 June 2013
  • Thank you very much for your help in assisting us with obtaining a Special Guardianship Order for our granddaughter.

    Friday 21 June 2013
  • “Thank you for your ongoing support during the proceedings with my granddaughter.  I am thrilled we have reached a positive outcome” - Yorkshire Client

    Tuesday 27 June 2017
  • “Thank you very much for reuniting our family” - West Yorkshire Client  

    Monday 26th June
  • Thank you so much for what you have done for me”  

    KD – West Yorkshire Thursday 22nd June
  • “Thank you for helping me achieve the best outcome possible.  Thank you for your time and work, it is very much appreciated”

    Tuesday 20th June