Notification to Local Authority of adoption
This is necessary where adoption is not by an adoption agency.
An applicant must give at least 3 months prior written notice to the social services in their area of their intention to adopt.
The maximum period for giving notice is 2 years before the making of an application.
On giving notice the child becomes a protected child until the adoption order is made, refused or withdrawn or;
2 years after giving notice has passed or;
Residence, care or supervision orders are made or;
A guardian is appointed or;
The child reaches 18 or marries.
- Adoption Law
- The Adoption & Children Act 2002
- Methods of Adoption
- Adoption Agencies
- Placement Orders
- Adoption Order
- Conditions to Adoption
- Sole Applicants
- Age of the Child
- Illegal Adoption Placements
- Notification to Local Authority
- Applying for Adoption Orders
- Removal of a Child to be Adopted
- Registration of Adoption Orders
- Inter-Country Adoptions
- Links & Addresses