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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.
If you are able to provide specific details of your particular issue, along with any hearing dates and local authority involvement, it can help us respond more clearly to your enquiry. If so, please click the button below to complete our free detailed enquiry form.
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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
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.
Thank you very much for your help in assisting us with obtaining a Special Guardianship Order for our granddaughter.
“Thank you for your ongoing support during the proceedings with my granddaughter. I am thrilled we have reached a positive outcome” - Yorkshire Client
“Thank you very much for reuniting our family” - West Yorkshire Client
“I never thought I would write a testimony saying how wonderful the solicitor at Ridley and Hall was but here I am doing just that. Initially I was sceptical and fearful whether or not my decision to choose Ridley and Hall was the correct one. I need not have feared as it was one of the best decisions I ever made. My solicitor at that time was James Cook of Ridley and Hall. He superseded any expectation I could have had of a solicitor. I felt valued and that my thoughts and opinions were well respected and listened too. Ridley and Hall were also were also very accommodating of my disabilities and I would describe them as disability friendly. James Cook responded to all my emails, phone calls and voicemail messages in a prompt and timely manner. If no immediate response could be provided, James Cook ensured a prompt time by which he could respond in full. James Cook went the extra mile (and many more!!!) and helped me to achieve the quickest and most appropriate response for my family. I will always be truly grateful to him for this. Words will never truly express my gratitude to him (James Cook) for the outstanding service and result he achieved for my family and I. Thank you James James Cook was not the exception to the rule at Ridley and Hall. I had dealings with various other solicitors at Ridley and Hall (namely Sarah Brown and Samantha Sanders) They too were efficient, respected my views and dealt with matters in hand in a prompt and timely manner and we're always helpful.” - C S – 2016
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"During my dealings with Ridley and Hall I had an equally high opinion of the secretaries of the solicitors (namely Abbey and Nicola) and the reception staff. All staff I dealt with at Ridley and Hall were genuinely lovely and all staff ensured every call or email was responded too in a prompt and timely manner. I am so glad I researched solicitors before deciding to choose Ridley and Hall and I would recommend them to anyone needing their services either now or in the future. I say with great sincerity - thank you to all the staff at Ridley and Hall yet, those 2 words could never be enough to truly show Ridley and Hall how grateful I will always be to all of staff. Keep being as great as I will always remember you to be and, Ridley and Hall will continue to change the lives of those that cross your paths for the better." - C S – 2016